keep out

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An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (remain outside)
a. prohibida la entrada
Don't go in there. Don't you see the sign that says, "Keep out"?No entres ahí. ¿No ves el letrero que dice: "Prohibida la entrada"?
b. prohibido el paso
Ray put a sign on his bedroom door that says "Keep out!"Ray colocó un letrero en la puerta de su cuarto que dice: "Prohibido el paso".
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
2. (to not enter; used with "of")
a. no entrar
Keep out of the garage until I finish building my surprise for you, please.No entres a la cochera hasta que termine de construirte la sorpresa, por favor.
b. no meterse
I wish the dog would keep out of the flower bed.Ojalá el perro no se metiera en el parterre.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
3. (to prevent from entering)
a. impedir
We built a fence around the pool to keep children out.Construimos una cerca alrededor de la piscina para impedir el paso a los niños.
b. proteger
We installed insulation in the walls to keep the cold out in the winter and the heat out in the summer.Instalamos aislamiento en las paredes para proteger del frío en el invierno y del calor en el verano.
c. no entrar
You should talk to Gloria. - No thank you. I want to keep anger out of my life.Debes hablar con Gloria. - No gracias, no quiero que el enojo entre a mi vida.
4. (to prevent from entering; used in passive voice)
a. no permitirse la entrada
What do you think of this candidate? - I think he needs to be kept out of the White House.¿Qué opinas de este candidato? - Creo que no se le debe permitir la entrada a la Casa Blanca.
5. (to prevent from reaching; used with "of")
a. evitar meter
I enrolled my daughters in gymnastics to keep them out of trouble after school.Inscribí a mis hijas en la gimnasia para evitar que se metan en problemas después de la escuela.
b. no meter
He was able to keep the story about his affair out of the news until after the election.Logró que las noticias no metieran la historia sobre su aventura hasta después de las elecciones.
c. mantener alejado
That's tragic. I can't believe he didn't keep his gun out of his son's reach.Es trágico. No puedo creer que no mantuviera su pistola alejada del alcance de su hijo.
6. (to not put away)
a. dejar afuera
Keep the butter out. I want it to soften up.Deja la mantequilla afuera; quiero que se ablande.
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keep out
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (intruders, foreign imports)
a. impedir el paso a
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (avoid, stay away from)
a.
to k out of somethingno meterse en algo
to k out of troubleno meterse en líos
to k out of an argumentmantenerse al margen de una discusión
k outprohibida la entrada, prohibido el paso
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keep out
transitive verb
(exclude) [+person, dog] no dejar entrar
we were kept out of the room no nos dejaron entrar en la habitación
the children were kept out of the room
to keep sb out of trouble evitar que algn se meta en líos; to keep sb out of the way sacar a algn de en medio; this coat should keep out the cold este abrigo tiene que proteger del frío; have some brandy to keep out the cold tómate un coñac para entrar en calor; let's keep my mother's behaviour out of this! no metamos lo del comportamiento de mi madre en esto; let's try to keep lawyers out of this no nos metamos con abogados
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
(not enter) no entrar; quedarse fuera
please keep out of the hall until further notice por favor no entren en el hall hasta nuevo aviso
keep out prohibida la entrada
to keep out of trouble no meterse en líos; to keep out of sb's way (avoid) evitar encontrarse con algn; (try not to annoy) procurar no molestar a algn
to keep out of sth no meterse en algo
you keep out of this! ¡no te metas en esto!
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