keep back

phrasal verb
kept back; keeping back; keeps back

Definition of keep back

: to not go near something The police asked the spectators to keep back. The guide told us to keep back from the edge of the cliff.

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“Keep back.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/keep%20back. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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