What does keep out mean?

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  1. (intransitive) To refrain from entering a place or condition.
  2. (transitive) To restrain someone or something from entering a place or condition.
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We however, in Adelaide, were handed them by the floor manager with headphones on, trying desperately to keep out of shot.
It would also help families to keep out of the poverty trap, which can often mean that benefits are better than pay.
The drop-top is pretty enough for forgiveness providing it can still keep out the rain.
A Newfoundland's drop ears also keep out water, and very loose flews allow him to breath while carrying something as he swims.
They put in a plastic casing to hold the well and surrounded it with gravel to keep out rocks and other debris.
We're trying to keep out dust and moisture and critters such as insects or birds that might build a nest.

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