stay away
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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
1. (to leave alone)
a. no acercarse
Stay away from my sister. She's suffered enough heartache.No te acerques a mi hermana. Ya ha sufrido bastante dolor.
b. mantenerse alejado
Stay away from the protests. They can be dangerous.Mantente alejada de las manifestaciones. Pueden ser peligrosas.
2. (to not attend)
a. no acudir
Some people are staying away from the soccer games because of the recent riots.Algunas personas no están acudiendo a los partidos de fútbol a causa de los disturbios recientes.
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stay away
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. mantenerse alejado(a)
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stay away
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 (keep at a distance) (from person, building) no acercarse;from a
stay away from my daughter! ¡no te acerques a mi hija!; stay away from that machine no te acerques a esa máquina; stay away from here no vuelvas por aquí
he has been ordered to stay away from his daughter until the next court hearing he stayed away for 3 years you stay away!
tourists were warned to stay away from the beaches se aconsejó a los turistas que no fueran a las playas; stay away from chocolate el chocolate ni lo pruebes
Anyone trying to lose weight should stay away from fats
2 (not attend, be absent) (from event) no acudir;from a
from work, school
they decided to stay away from the Olympics decidieron no acudir a las Olimpiadas; not all employees stayed away from work during the strike durante la huelga, no todos los empleados se abstuvieron de ir a trabajar
he has been told to stay away from work until further notice he has been told to stay away from school for a couple of weeks
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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