keep from

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search



keep from (third-person singular simple present keeps from, present participle keeping from, simple past and past participle kept from)

  1. To prevent or restrain (oneself or another); refrain or cause to refrain.
    • 2013 June 7, David Simpson, “Fantasy of navigation”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 26, page 36:
      It is tempting to speculate about the incentives or compulsions that might explain why anyone would take to the skies in [the] basket [of a balloon]: […];  […]; or perhaps to muse on the irrelevance of the borders that separate nation states and keep people from understanding their shared environment.
  2. (transitive) To protect or preserve from.