keep one's distance

keep one's distance
verb
stay clear of, avoid
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Keep your hands off my wife!

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Keep your distance from this man—he is dangerous

Hypernyms: ↑be
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s PP

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phrasal or keep at a distance
: to stay aloof : maintain an attitude of reserve

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keep one's distance
1. To abstain from familiarity (with)
2. To keep aloof (from)
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Main Entry:distance
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keep one's distance see under ↑distance
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Main Entry:keep

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stay far away

keep your distance from birds feeding their young

maintain one's reserve

you had to say nothing and keep your distance


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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