Definition of keep off
1 : to stop or prevent (someone or something) from being on (something) Keep off the grass. Please keep the dog off the sofa.
2keep (weight) off : to continue to weigh a lower amount than one formerly weighed : to not regain weight that one has lost Losing weight is not as hard as keeping it off.
3 : to not talk about (something) I think we'd better keep off the subject of the war.
4 : to prevent (someone) from talking about (something) We tried to keep them off (the subject of) the war.
Word by Word Definitions
: to retain in one's possession or power
: to refrain from granting, giving, or allowing
: to have in control
: the means or provisions by which one is kept
: one that keeps or protects: such as
: fortress, castle
: from a place or position
: away from land
: at a distance in space or time
: used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union
: to seaward of
: from the possession or charge of
: more removed or distant
: to go away : depart
: kill, murder
: office; officer; official
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