keep-away

noun
\ ˈkēp-ə-ˌwā How to pronounce keep-away (audio) \

Definition of keep-away

: a game in which two or more players try to keep an object (such as a ball) from one or more other players

First Known Use of keep-away

1960, in the meaning defined above

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