stay away

phrasal verb
stayed away; staying away; stays away

Definition of stay away

: to not go near someone or something : avoid I know I shouldn't go there, but it's hard to stay away. usually + from Stay away from my girlfriend!He usually stays away from large crowds.I try to stay away from caffeine.

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“Stay away.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stay%20away. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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