In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(stay away)[ S ]keep off — prohibido el paso
- the rain kept off — no llovió
2.1(stay away from)[ S ]keep off the grass — prohibido pisar el césped
- keep off my property! — ¡no pisen mi propiedad!
2.2(abstain from)(alcohol/cigarettes) evitar(cigarettes/alcohol) no tocar informal
2.3(avoid)(subject) evitar(subject) no tocarI should keep off religion/politics while she's here — mientras esté ella, mejor no hables de religión/política
3.1(cause to stay away from)keep your hands off me! — ¡quítame las manos de encima!
- he couldn't keep his eyes off her — no le podía quitar los ojos de encima
3.2(cause to abstain from)keep him off milk products for a month — no le dé productos lácteos por un mes
3.3(cause to avoid)keep her off the subject — no la dejes hablar del tema
- try to keep the conversation off the subject of money — procura que no se toque el tema del dinero
4(cause to stay away)the smell keeps the mosquitoes off — el olor repele a los mosquitos
- she carried a parasol to keep off the sun — llevaba una sombrilla para protegerse del sol
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