Definition of keep out in English:

keep out

Translate keep out into Spanish

phrasal verb

  • 1Remain outside.

    ‘if a sign says a track is closed, please keep out’
    • ‘Do we (the paying spectator) have to pay for yet another fence to keep us out of an area that we previously had access to?’
    • ‘When the gang threatened to park their caravans in the car park until they were paid, Mr Coates and members of the church put up a fence to keep them out.’
    • ‘Even the parts that are fenced don't keep them out all the time.’
    • ‘He was a motorbiking enthusiast who kept a Rottweiler and had erected barbed wire around part of his garden fence to keep intruders out.’
    • ‘We had the doors open most of the day, with mesh screens to keep the bugs out and the cats in.’
    • ‘Now the nursery needs to find funding for a new metal fence to keep the thugs out.’
    • ‘Screening windows and doors helps keep flies out of milk barns, pig parlors and homes.’
    • ‘A fence keeps people out, but you can still see the massive shell of the tree, and imagine its beauty, from the road.’
    • ‘Screens are good for keeping the bugs out, but they won't protect your kids.’
    • ‘They also use screening and filtration to keep insects out of rooms and sticky strips to catch those that do get in.’
    1. 1.1keep someone or something out, keep out someone or somethingCause someone or something to remain outside.
      • ‘cover the dish with cheesecloth to keep out flies’
      exclude, deny access to, shut out, debar, disbar, bar, ban, prohibit, put an embargo on, embargo