stay away

phrasal verb

stayed away; staying away; stays 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.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Robbie said that there were other films shooting on nearby soundstages, including the next Fast and Furious installment, and cast and crew from those projects couldn’t stay away. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 Apr. 2023

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“Stay away.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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