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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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