keep off meaning

  "keep off" in a sentence
  • Verb: keep off  keep óf
    1. Refrain from certain foods or beverages
      "I keep off drugs"
      - avoid 
    2. Refrain from entering or walking onto
      "keep off the grass"
      - stay off

    Derived forms: kept off, keeping off, keeps off

    See also: keep

    Type of: abstain, avoid, desist, refrain

  • [American idiom]
    to stay off someone's land; not to trespass.
    You had better keep off my property.
    The sign says ""Keep off.""

  • [American slang]
    to remain off something; to stay off of something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.)
      Please keep off the grass.
      This is not a public thoroughfare! Keep off!
      You had better keep off of my property.


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  1. i have great trouble to keep off the men.
  2. this grass is newly sown. keep off!
  3. my only object was to keep off his inquiries.
  4. this is the way to keep off every calamity of life.
  5. keep off at your peril!

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