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Definition of "keep-away" []

  • A child's game in which players throw a ball or other similar object so as to prevent a selected player from catching it. When the selected player catches the thrown object, he or she trades places with whoever threw it in a manner that allowed it to be caught. (noun)

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Use "keep-away" in a sentence
  • "Spiker's elaborate game of keep-away basketball could work with what should be a very young team next year."
  • ""The best drill for the kids of that age after 10, 12 years old is some real race, some game," said Mr. Nikiforov, who sometimes has players chase him across the ice or play a sophisticated version of keep-away."
  • "That sounds like a World Cup ad, but since media members aren't invited, I can't confirm whether or not Ronaldo was there, playing keep-away with TSA members."
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