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keep away

1 (v + adv) keep your distance INTRANSITIVEfan amach  c m ufan ar shiúlthey kept away from the city d'fhan siad amach ón gcathair, d'fhan siad glan ar an gcathair, d'fhan siad ar shiúl ón gcathairkeep away from me! fan amach uaim!, fan ar shiúl uaim!, fan uaim! 2 (v + adv) prevent (sb/sth) from approaching TRANSITIVEcoinnigh ar shiúlcoimeád ó dhorascoinnigh ó dhorasit kept cameras away choimeád sé na ceamaraí ó dhoraskeep the dog away from the children coinnigh an madra ar shiúl ó na leanaí
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3 (v + adv) cause to be absent TRANSITIVEcoinnigh ó PhrV  c m ucoimeád ó PhrV  c m uhis illness will keep him away from work coinneoidh an tinneas ón obair é, coimeádfaidh an tinneas ón obair é → see keep