keep out


keep out
verb
1. prevent from entering; shut out (Freq. 3)
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The trees were shutting out all sunlight

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This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country

Syn: ↑exclude, ↑shut out, ↑shut
Ant: ↑admit (for: ↑exclude)
Derivationally related forms: ↑shutter (for: ↑shut), ↑exclusion (for: ↑exclude)
Hypernyms: ↑prevent, ↑keep
Hyponyms: ↑excommunicate, ↑unchurch, ↑curse, ↑lock out, ↑ostracize, ↑ostracise
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

2. remain outside
Hypernyms: ↑stay, ↑remain, ↑rest
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

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keep out (or keep someone/something out)
remain (or cause someone or something to remain) outside

cover with cheesecloth to keep out flies

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keep out [phrasal verb]
1 : to not enter a place

The sign on the door said “Keep out!”

2 keep out of (something)
2 a : to not enter (a place)

We were told to keep out of his office.

Please keep [=stay] out of the way.

2 b : to not become involved in (something)

This argument doesn't involve you, so you should just keep [=stay] out of it.

3 keep out (someone or something) or keep (someone or something) out (of a place) : to stop or prevent (someone or something) from entering (a place)

The curtains help keep out the drafts.

Keep the cat out of the bedroom.

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Main Entry:keep

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ˌkeep ˈout (of sth) derived
to not enter a place; to stay outside

The sign said ‘Private Property— Keep Out!’

Main entry:keepderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • keep out (of) — {v. phr.} 1. To stay out; remain out of. * /The sign on the fence said, Danger! Keep out! / 2. To stave off; not allow in. * /The border patrol near El Paso, Texas, is trying to keep illegal immigrants out of the United States./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep out (of) — {v. phr.} 1. To stay out; remain out of. * /The sign on the fence said, Danger! Keep out! / 2. To stave off; not allow in. * /The border patrol near El Paso, Texas, is trying to keep illegal immigrants out of the United States./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep\ out — v. phr. 1. To stay out; remain out of. The sign on the fence said, Danger! Keep out! 2. To stave off; not allow in. The border patrol near El Paso, Texas, is trying to keep illegal immigrants out of the United States …   Словарь американских идиом

  • keep\ out\ of — v. phr. 1. To stay out; remain out of. The sign on the fence said, Danger! Keep out! 2. To stave off; not allow in. The border patrol near El Paso, Texas, is trying to keep illegal immigrants out of the United States …   Словарь американских идиом

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