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Keep Away

How to Conjugate Keep Away

  • Infinitive: Keep Away
  • Present Tense: Keep Away/ Keeps Away
  • -ing Form: Keeping Away
  • Past Tense: Kept Away
  • Past Participle: Kept Away
Keep Away is a separable phrasal verb and has 2 definitions.

Definitions of Keep Away:

1. To avoid getting close to someone or something.

Examples: They used to have these green Mr. Yuck stickers that people would put on items or places that you should keep away from.
During flu season, I try to keep away from children.

2. To stop being around a person or place.

Examples: Keep negative people away because they will be the first ones to tell you what you can’t do.
My father told me to keep away from that side of town.

See our complete list of English phrasal verbs.