To keep something from someone

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Definition

to keep something (secret) from someone: to conceal, to hide something from someone
verb, idiom
Why are you keeping this from me? I want to know the truth!

Examples

  • "If it's at all possible, I'd like this situation to be kept from Bruno until it is successfully resolved, so I ask you both to keep this low profile."
  • "This sheik kept the deposit secret from everyone for fear of an attempt on his life."
  • "A second possibility is that I will keep this information secret until you do something to offend me, which I imagine will happen at any minute."
  • "How could you keep this secret from me?"

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