keep from

keep from
Synonyms and related words:
abstain, abstain from, anticipate, arrest, avert, avoid, bar, bosom, bridle, check, classify, conceal, constrain, contain, control, cool, cool off, curb, curtail, debar, decelerate, deflect, deter, discourage, dishearten, do without, dompt, enjoin, eschew, estop, exclude, fend, fend off, fight shy of, file and forget, forbear, forbid, foreclose, forestall, forgo, give place to, govern, guard, help, hinder, hold, hold aloof, hold aloof from, hold at bay, hold back, hold fast, hold in, hold in check, hold in leash, hold out on, hold up, in petto, inhibit, keep, keep aloof, keep away from, keep back, keep between us, keep buttoned up, keep clear of, keep close, keep dark, keep hands off, keep in, keep in check, keep in ignorance, keep mum, keep off, keep remote from, keep secret, keep snug, keep under control, keep under wraps, lay under restraint, let alone, let go by, make no sign, make way for, never let on, never touch, not give away, not meddle with, not tell, not touch, obviate, pass up, play dumb, preclude, prevent, prohibit, pull, pull in, refrain, refrain from, rein, rein in, repel, restrain, retard, retrench, rule out, save, secrete, set back, shun, slow down, snub, spare, stand aloof, stand aloof from, stave off, stay detached from, steer clear of, straiten, turn aside, turn away from, veil, ward off, withhold

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  • keep from — it s hard to keep from smoking Syn: refrain from, stop oneself, restrain oneself from, prevent oneself from, forbear from, avoid …   Thesaurus of popular words

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