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English verb: keep out

1. keep out (social) prevent from entering; shut out

SamplesThe trees were shutting out all sunlight.
This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country.

Synonymsexclude, shut, shut out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)keep, prevent

Narrower (hyponym)curse, excommunicate, lock out, ostracise, ostracize, unchurch

Antonymslet in, admit, include

2. keep out (change) remain outside

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)remain, rest, stay

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