Spanish translation of 'keep away'
transitive verb + adverb
mantener a distancia
⇒ the police kept the crowds away
la policía mantuvo a la multitud alejada or a distancia
⇒ keep him away!
¡que no se acerque!
⇒ vitamin C helps keep colds away
la vitamina C ayuda a no pillar resfriadosto keep sb away from sb/sth
mantener a algn alejado de algn/algo
⇒ they kept him away from school(= stopped him going)
no le dejaron ir al colegio(because ill),
no lo llevaron al colegio,
lo tuvieron en casa
⇒ keep medicines away from children
mantener los medicamentos fuera del alcance de los niños
intransitive verb + adverb
⇒ keep away!
¡no te acerques!keep away from the fire
no te acerques al fuego
⇒ he promised to keep away from drink
prometió no tocar la bebida
⇒ he seems to be keeping away from me
parece que me evita
⇒ you keep away from my daughter!
¡no te vuelvas a acercar a mi hija!
⇒ he can't keep away from the subject
siempre vuelve al mismo tema
Example Sentences Including 'keep away'
And, as a rule, the predators keep away from the village, unless they're especially hungry.Miss Melville Regrets
I was very interested in them and found it difficult to keep away from the encampment.The Black Opal
The Priest then tied a black string around my stomach to keep away evil spirits.GYPSY MASALA (2004)
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Translation of keep away from the Collins English to Spanish Dictionary