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1 distance /ˈdɪstəns/ noun
plural distances
1 distance
/ˈdɪstəns/
noun
plural distances
Learner's definition of DISTANCE
: the amount of space between two places or things
[count]
[noncount]
see also long distance, middle distance
[singular] : a point or place that is far away from another point or place
often used figuratively
: a state in which people are not involved with or friendly toward each other
[singular]
[noncount]

go the distance

also last the distance
: to complete something you have started

keep (someone) at a distance

: to be unfriendly toward (someone)

keep your distance

: to stay far enough away from someone or something to be safe
: to avoid getting involved in something or becoming friendly with someone
2 distance /ˈdɪstəns/ verb
distances; distanced; distancing
2 distance
/ˈdɪstəns/
verb
distances; distanced; distancing
Learner's definition of DISTANCE
[+ object]
: to show that you are not involved with someone or something : to end a connection to or relationship with someone or something usually + from
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