keep from

keep from
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "keep from":
present tense I/you/we/they keep from he/she/it keeps from present participle keeping from past tense kept from past participle kept from
1) keep someone/something from doing something to prevent someone from doing something or prevent something from happening

These worries kept her from sleeping properly.

The troops withheld fire to keep the situation from escalating.

2) keep something from someone to not tell someone something

I kept the news from him for a while.


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