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/ 5dIstEns; `dIstEns/ n 1 [C, U] (amount of) space between two points or places ; : A good cyclist can cover distances of over a hundred miles a day. . * It's a great/some/no distance from here, ie very/fairly/not far away. [/]. * a short, long, great, etc distance ... * In the USA distance is measured in miles, not kilometres. , , . * The beach is within walking distance of my house, ie near enough to be reached easily on foot. , . * (fig ) at a distance of fifty years . =>App 4 4. 2 [C, U] distant place or point ; : At a distance of six miles you can't see much. . * He won't hit the target at that distance. . 3 [U] being separated in space or by time : Distance is no problem with modern telecommunications. , . 4 [U] coldness or remoteness in personal relationships , : Is his distance a result of snobbery or shyness? ,  ? 5 (idm ) go the `distance (esp in sports) continue to run, fight, etc until the end of a contest : Nobody thought he'd last 15 rounds, but he went the full distance. 15, . * You need perseverance to win in politics and I doubt if he can go the distance. , , . in the `distance far away ; . keep one's `distance (from sb/sth) (a) not get too close (to sb/sth) []: I would keep my distance from that dog, if I were you! , ! (b) not become friendly or familiar (with a person, cause, etc) , : He was asked many times to join the party, but he always kept his distance. , . keep sb at a `distance refuse to let sb become familiar or friendly ; . Cf the near distance (near1), the middle distance (middle).
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:41:21
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distance
/ 5dIstEns; `dIstEns/ v 1 [Tn, Tn.pr] ~ sb (from sb/sth) make sb less friendly or warm towards sb/sth [] : That stupid quarrel has distanced us. . * Voters have been distanced from the party by adverse publicity. , . 2 [Tn.pr] ~ oneself from sb/sth not approve of or become involved with sb/sth []; []: She needs to distance herself from some of her more extreme supporters. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:41:21
distance
/ 5dIstEns; `dIstEns/ v 1 [Tn, Tn.pr] ~ sb (from sb/sth) make sb less friendly or warm towards sb/sth [] : That stupid quarrel has distanced us. . * Voters have been distanced from the party by adverse publicity. , . 2 [Tn.pr] ~ oneself from sb/sth not approve of or become involved with sb/sth []; []: She needs to distance herself from some of her more extreme supporters. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:41:21

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