keep sb from sth

keep sb from sth
UK US keep sb/sth from sth
Phrasal Verb with keep({{}}/kiːp/ verb (kept, kept)
to prevent someone or something from doing something: »

Am I keeping you from your work?

keep sb/sth from doing sth »

The board is doing everything it can to keep the business from failing.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • ˈkeep sb from sth — phrasal verb to prevent someone from doing something, or to prevent something from happening These worries kept her from sleeping properly.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • keep yourself from something — ˈkeep from sth | ˈkeep yourself from sth derived to prevent yourself from doing sth • keep yourself from something doing sth She could hardly keep from laughing. • I just managed to keep myself from falling. Main entry: ↑keepde …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep somebody from something — ˈkeep sb from sth derived to prevent sb from doing sth • I hope I m not keeping you from your work. • keep somebody from something doing sth The church bells keep me from sleeping. Main entry: ↑keepderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep sth from sth — UK US keep sb/sth from sth Phrasal Verb with keep({{}}/kiːp/ verb (kept, kept) ► to prevent someone or something from doing something: »Am I keeping you from your work? keep sb/sth from doing sth »The board is doing everything it can to keep the… …   Financial and business terms

  • keep something from something — ˈkeep sth from sth derived to make sth stay out of sth • She could not keep the dismay from her voice. Main entry: ↑keepderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep something from somebody — ˈkeep sth from sb derived to avoid telling sb sth • I think we ought to keep the truth from him until he s better. • They don t keep anything from each other. Main entry: ↑keepderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep back (from somebody) — ˌkeep ˈback (from sb/sth) derived to stay at a distance from sb/sth • Keep well back from the road. Main entry: ↑keepderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep back (from something) — ˌkeep ˈback (from sb/sth) derived to stay at a distance from sb/sth • Keep well back from the road. Main entry: ↑keepderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep away (from somebody) — ˌkeep aˈway (from sb/sth) derived to avoid going near sb/sth • Keep away from the edge of the cliff. Main entry: ↑keepderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep away (from something) — ˌkeep aˈway (from sb/sth) derived to avoid going near sb/sth • Keep away from the edge of the cliff. Main entry: ↑keepderived …   Useful english dictionary

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