keep at bay

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I feel only half alive but I'm told they will keep at bay heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, so I take them.
Spielberg's move marked a major setback for Beijing and its efforts to keep at bay a months-long campaign by activists to spotlight the authoritarian communist regime's human rights record.
Money is determined to keep at bay any trace of distraction from his squad as they strive to drive their promotion bid through to a successful conclusion.