keep out

  1. prevent from entering; shut out
    The trees were shutting out all sunlight
    This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country
  2. remain outside
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How To Use keep out In A Sentence

  • But because of international pressure for an end to the killing of dolphins and the bloodiness of their hunting method, fishermen here have tried to keep out of the public eye.
  • Barbie, Toys “Я” Us machine guns—these are “charged objects,” contaminative; they represent the dog-eat-dog world, the obsessively competitive culture that synagogues and mosques and churches strive to keep out. The Barbie Chronicles
  • Apparently, the idea is to keep out the non-technical riff-raff.
  • Also on offer to keep out the cold will be mulled wine and mince pies.
  • With the aid of lacker varnish and skilful painting, paper made excellent trunks, tobacco bags, cigar cases, saddles, telescope cases, the frames of microscopes; and we even saw and used excellent water-proof coats made of simple paper, which did keep out the rain, and were as supple as the best macintosh ... .. The Art of Travel Shifts and Contrivances Available in Wild Countries
  • Life in the city for the common people is a relentless struggle to keep out of trouble and keep your head above water.
  • We have screened our window to keep out mosquitoes.
  • Developing countries think these procedures are abused by rich countries to keep out their goods.
  • Every ounce saved was important and they didn't even take blankets or greatcoats and they slept as best they could in rough bamboo shelters with only a groundsheet to keep out the mountain cold.
  • We have screened our window to keep out mosquitoes.
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