Synonyms of 'at bay'
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1 awayDictionary, off, at arm's length
Eating oranges keeps colds at bay.
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If someone or something moves or is moved away from a place, they move or are moved so that they are no longer there. If you are away from a place, you are not in the place where people expect you to be.
She drove away before he could speak again.
Thesaurus for at bay from the Collins English Thesaurus
(of a person or animal) forced to turn and face attackers