keep at a distance
phrasal see keep one's distance

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • keep at a distance — index eschew, estrange, rebuff Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • keep\ at\ a\ distance — • keep (one) at a distance • keep (one) at arm s length v. phr. To avoid (someone s) company; not become too friendly toward. Mr. Smith is kind to the workers in his store but after work he keeps them at a distance. Betty likes Bill and is trying …   Словарь американских идиом

  • keep at a distance — phrasal see keep one s distance * * * keep (someone) at a distance : to be unfriendly toward (someone) She always kept her coworkers at a distance. • • • Main Entry: ↑distance …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep at a distance — maintain a distance, stay away from; make someone stay away from …   English contemporary dictionary

  • keep at a distance from — index avoid (evade) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • keep someone at a distance — To treat someone with aloofness • • • Main Entry: ↑distance * * * keep someone at a distance phrase to not let someone become friendly with you Thesaurus: to fail or refuse to communicate with someonesynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep\ one\ at\ a\ distance — • keep (one) at a distance • keep (one) at arm s length v. phr. To avoid (someone s) company; not become too friendly toward. Mr. Smith is kind to the workers in his store but after work he keeps them at a distance. Betty likes Bill and is trying …   Словарь американских идиом

  • keep somebody at a distance — keep sb at a ˈdistance idiom to refuse to be friendly with sb; to not let sb be friendly towards you • The manager prefers to keep employees at a distance. Main entry: ↑distanceidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep one at a distance — or[keep one at arm s length] {v. phr.} To avoid (someone s) company; not become too friendly toward. * /Mr. Smith is kind to the workers in his store but after work he keeps them at a distance./ * /Betty likes Bill and is trying to be friendly,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep one at a distance — or[keep one at arm s length] {v. phr.} To avoid (someone s) company; not become too friendly toward. * /Mr. Smith is kind to the workers in his store but after work he keeps them at a distance./ * /Betty likes Bill and is trying to be friendly,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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