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  • 1 To keep one's distance — Distance Dis tance, n. [F. distance, L. distantia.] 1. The space between two objects; the length of a line, especially the shortest line joining two points or things that are separate; measure of separation in place. [1913 Webster] Every particle …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 keep one's distance — verb stay clear of, avoid Keep your hands off my wife! Keep your distance from this man he is dangerous • Syn: ↑stand back, ↑keep one s eyes off, ↑keep one s hands off, ↑stay away • Hypernyms: ↑ …

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  • 3 keep one's distance — index shun Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 keep one's distance — {v. phr.} To be cool toward someone; avoid being friendly. * /Mary did not like her co worker, Betty, and kept her distance from her./ Compare: KEEP ONE AT A DISTANCE …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 5 keep one's distance — {v. phr.} To be cool toward someone; avoid being friendly. * /Mary did not like her co worker, Betty, and kept her distance from her./ Compare: KEEP ONE AT A DISTANCE …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 6 keep\ one's\ distance — v. phr. To be cool toward someone; avoid being friendly. Mary did not like her co worker, Betty, and kept her distance from her. Compare: keep one at a distance …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 7 keep one's distance — stay far away. ↘maintain one s reserve. → distance …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 8 keep one's distance — or keep at a distance phrasal to stay aloof ; maintain a reserved attitude …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 keep one's distance — keep oneself apart, hold oneself at a distance, keep oneself away, stay away …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 10 keeping one's distance — staying far away from, staying a safe distance away from …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 11 know one's distance — phrasal : to avoid undue familiarity …

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  • 12 Distance — Dis tance, n. [F. distance, L. distantia.] 1. The space between two objects; the length of a line, especially the shortest line joining two points or things that are separate; measure of separation in place. [1913 Webster] Every particle attracts …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 13 distance — [dis′təns] n. [ME distaunce < OFr distance < L distantia < distans, prp. of distare, to stand apart < dis , apart + stare, STAND] 1. the fact or condition of being separated or removed in space or time; remoteness 2. a gap, space, or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 14 distance — distanceless, adj. /dis teuhns/, n., v., distanced, distancing. n. 1. the extent or amount of space between two things, points, lines, etc. 2. the state or fact of being apart in space, as of one thing from another; remoteness. 3. a linear extent …

    Universalium

  • 15 distance — I n. 1) to cover; run; travel; walk a distance 2) to keep a distance (to keep a safe distance between cars) 3) to close the distance between 4) a discreet; good, great, long; safe; short distance (we traveled a short distance) 5) (a) shouting;… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 distance — /ˈdɪstəns / (say distuhns), /ˈdɪstns / (say distns) noun 1. the extent of space intervening between things or points. 2. the state or fact of being distant, as of one thing from another; remoteness. 3. the interval between two points of time. 4.… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 distance — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Measure of interval Nouns 1. distance, remoteness, farness, long way; offing, background; perspective, parallax; reach, span, stride; measurement; separation, disjunction; interstellar or intergalactic… …

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  • 18 distance — n. & v. n. 1 the condition of being far off; remoteness. 2 a a space or interval between two things. b the length of this (a distance of twenty miles). 3 a distant point or place (came from a distance). 4 the avoidance of familiarity; aloofness;… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 distance — noun 1》 the length of the space between two points: I cycled the short distance home. 2》 the condition of being remote.     ↘a far off point. 3》 the full length of a race or other contest.     ↘Brit. Horse Racing a space of more than twenty… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 distance — See: KEEP AT A DISTANCE, KEEP ONE S DISTANCE …

    Dictionary of American idioms


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