Definition of keep off
- Keep off the grass.
- Please keep the dog off the sofa.
- Losing weight is not as hard as keeping it off.
- I think we'd better keep off the subject of the war.
- We tried to keep them off (the subject of) the war.
: 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
: at a distance in space or time
: from a course : aside
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
: competition : contest
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