keep out of


: to not enter (a place)
We were told to keep out of his office.
Please keep out of the way.
: to stop or prevent (someone or something) from entering (a place)
Keep the cat out of the bedroom.
: to not become involved in (something)
This argument doesn't involve you, so you should just keep out of it.

Examples of keep out of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The main disruptor for the Aggies is difficult to keep out of the backfield. Eddie Timanus, USA TODAY, 15 Dec. 2022 Again, not necessarily because of a laugh or lack of trying, but because of the lack of opportunity to find pathways that could keep out of the system again. Keyaira Boone, Essence, 26 Nov. 2021 Trump may be a singular symbol of our present, but Chera more likely portends what is to come: ultrawealthy investors who treat their friends and family well and keep out of the spotlight. Reginald Dwayne Betts Kiese Makeba Laymon Carina Del Valle Schorske Dessa Irina Aleksander Sam Dolnick Mark Binelli Maggie Jones Rob Hoerburger Jamie Lauren Keiles Devin Gordon Jazmine Hughes Jenna Wortham Jade Chang Taffy Brodesser-Akner Kaitlyn Greenidge Rowan Ricardo Phillips Michael Paterniti Wesley Morris Ismail Muhammad Anthony Giardina, New York Times, 23 Dec. 2020 The higher rates will keep out of the market people who have the ability to wait for more favorable terms, said Joseph Yoon, Edmunds’ consumer insights analyst. Cora Lewis, Fortune, 3 May 2023 People are advised to keep out of the water and avoid going out on steep beaches, jetties and rocks. Jessica Flores, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 Oct. 2022 The National Archives has turned over to the House select committee investigating the assault on the Capitol last Jan. 6 a large batch of documents that former President Donald J. Trump had sought to keep out of the panel’s hands, citing executive privilege. New York Times, 24 Jan. 2022 Former drug-dealing clients who Baltimore attorney Kenneth Ravenell helped keep out of prison will take the stand against him at his racketeering trial in U.S. District Court, which kicked off Tuesday with opening statements. Justin Fenton,, 8 Dec. 2021 Facebook and Twitter have held meetings with high-profile conservatives to fend off persistent accusations of liberal bias, fueling speculation that Dorsey and Zuckerberg were trying to appease Trump and keep out of his crosshairs. Jessica Guynn, USA TODAY, 30 Nov. 2020

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“Keep out of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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