keep from something

keep from something
ˈkeep from sth | ˈkeep yourself from sth derived
to prevent yourself from doing sth

\keep from something doing sth

She could hardly keep from laughing.

I just managed to keep myself from falling.

Main entry:keepderived

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  • keep yourself from something — ˈkeep from sth | ˈkeep yourself from sth derived to prevent yourself from doing sth • keep yourself from something doing sth She could hardly keep from laughing. • I just managed to keep myself from falling. Main entry: ↑keepde …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep somebody from something — ˈkeep sb from sth derived to prevent sb from doing sth • I hope I m not keeping you from your work. • keep somebody from something doing sth The church bells keep me from sleeping. Main entry: ↑keepderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep your distance from something — keep (your) distance (from (someone/something)) to avoid becoming too friendly or emotionally involved with someone. I ve seen her around the office, but she keeps her distance from most of us. The boy carefully kept his distance from the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • keep distance from something — keep (your) distance (from (someone/something)) to avoid becoming too friendly or emotionally involved with someone. I ve seen her around the office, but she keeps her distance from most of us. The boy carefully kept his distance from the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • keep from — ► keep from 1) cause (something) to stay out of. 2) cause (something) to remain a secret from. 3) avoid doing. 4) guard or protect (someone) from. Main Entry: ↑keep …   English terms dictionary

  • keep from (or keep someone from) — avoid (or cause someone to avoid) doing something. → keep …   English new terms dictionary

  • keep from — REFRAIN FROM, stop oneself, restrain oneself from, prevent oneself from, forbear from, avoid. → keep * * * keep from (or keep someone from) avoid (or cause someone to avoid) doing something Dinah bit her lips to keep from screaming | he could… …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep from — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms keep from : present tense I/you/we/they keep from he/she/it keeps from present participle keeping from past tense kept from past participle kept from 1) keep someone/something from doing something to prevent… …   English dictionary

  • keep from — {v.}, {informal} To hold yourself back from; stop or prevent yourself from (doing something). * /Can you keep from repeating gossip?/ * /Jill can t keep from talking about her trip./ Usually used with can in the negative. * /You can t keep from… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep from — {v.}, {informal} To hold yourself back from; stop or prevent yourself from (doing something). * /Can you keep from repeating gossip?/ * /Jill can t keep from talking about her trip./ Usually used with can in the negative. * /You can t keep from… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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