keep off

  1. refrain from entering or walking onto
    stay off the premises
    keep off the grass
  2. refrain from certain foods or beverages
    During Ramadan, Muslims avoid tobacco during the day
    I keep off drugs
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How To Use keep off In A Sentence

  • I must make myself busy, to keep off morbid thoughts. North and South
  • Once you're offered a sniff of a lucky break, be willing and reliable - if you keep turning down unpalatable shifts, don't expect them to keep offering work to you.
  • They lit a fire to keep off wild animals.
  • Net strawberries before the fruit starts to show colour, to keep off birds.
  • I managed to stick to the diet and keep off sweet foods.
  • I managed to stick to the diet and keep off sweet foods.
  • Covering them to keep off the worst of the wet helps but anchor covers firmly to stop them blowing away. The Sun
  • We'd better keep off the sensitive topic.
  • The last three will need the mesh cover to keep off pests. The Sun
  • How can I persuade you to keep off alcohol?
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