keep (someone) at a distance

Definition of keep (someone) at a distance

  1. :  to be unfriendly toward (someone) She always kept her coworkers at a distance.

Word by Word Definitions

keepplay
  1. :  to retain in one's possession or power

    :  to refrain from granting, giving, or allowing

    :  to have in control

  1. :  the means or provisions by which one is kept

    :  one that keeps or protects: such as

    :  fortress, castle

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

distanceplay
  1. :  discord

    :  separation (see separation 2b) in time

    :  the degree or amount of separation between two points, lines, surfaces, or objects

  1. :  to make or maintain a personal or emotional separation from :  to place or keep at a distance

    :  to leave far behind :  outstrip

  1. :  taking place via electronic media linking instructors and students who are not together in a classroom


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