Definition of keep from in English:

keep from

(also keep oneself from)

Translate keep from into Spanish

phrasal verb

  • Avoid doing something.

    ‘Dinah bit her lips to keep from screaming’
    • ‘he could hardly keep himself from laughing’
    • ‘Avoiding the person will keep you from reinforcing the feelings you have toward them.’
    • ‘I can't recall ever actually watching a sunrise, and I guess technically I didn't see one yesterday since the rain clouds kept us from actually seeing the sun at all.’
    • ‘Health problems kept him from traveling.’
    • ‘Still, one wonders what has kept Faber from producing a paperback edition for so long.’
    • ‘If you're over 40, you remember how you thought inflation would keep you from ever finding a job.’
    • ‘It's sort of like this snorting sound - loud enough to keep us from ever sleeping again, yet quiet enough not to wake the neighborhood.’
    • ‘This process was a valuable tool in breaking through the walls that kept them from understanding themselves.’
    • ‘Parents who speak in complete sentences will have children, by and large, who will do so, especially if they are kept from watching television and motion pictures.’
    • ‘Their parents, too, reported that the children's oral health problems kept them from playing with other kids and disrupted their sleep.’
    • ‘For example, it is particularly striking that almost half of the Hispanic Spanish speakers in this study believed that the two-way program kept them from dropping out of school.’
    refrain from, stop oneself, restrain oneself from, prevent oneself from, manage not to, forbear from, resist the temptation to, forgo, avoid
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