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keep /ki:p/ transitive verb keep keep, keepto keep something as a souvenir: keep something as a keepsaketo keep hold of something: to hold something keep, obey, obey, enforce, rightto keep one’s promise (word): keep promiseto keep an appointment: promiseto keep the laws: to obey the law keep, guard, protect; blessto keep the town against the enemy: defend the city against enemiesGod keep you!: God bless you!to keep the goal: (fitness, sport) keep golf keep, hideto keep a secret: keep a secretto keep something from somebody: hide something from someone to keep (for neatness), to preserve; take care and look after; manageto keep the house for somebody: to look after someone’s houseto keep the cash: keep the safeto keep a shop: to manage a store keep separate, set aside, set aside, set asideto keep something to onself: keep something to yourselfto keep something for future time: to save something for the future to hold, to holdto keep somebody in prison: put someone in jail ((usually) + from) to keep from, to stand, to stop, to abstainto keep somebody from falling: to keep someone from fallingto keep oneself from smoking: abstain from smoking rearing, rearing; bag (girl)to keep a family: raise a familyto keep bees: beekeepersto keep a woman: how many girlsa kept woman: prostitute (commercial) have regular for saledo they keep postcards here?: do they sell postcards here? keep, let, forceto keep silence: keep quietto keep someone waiting: make someone wait don’t leave, stay, stay, stay in conditionto keep one’s room: do not leave the room (sick…) according toto keep a straight course: follow a straight path (+ at) forced to work persistently, forced to work persistentlyto keep sosmebody at some work: to force someone to do something persistently do (celebration…), organize (anniversary…)to keep one’s birthday: celebrate birthday journalize still, still, still in the state of continuingthe weather will keep fine: the weather will still be niceto keep laughing: keep smilingkeep straight on for two miles: please keep going straight for another two miles (colloquial) inwhere do you keep?: Where are you? can be laid, kept, saved (not damaged, not blown…) (food…)these apples do not keep: this apple can’t be saved (+ to) hold on, cling to, follow, don’t let goto keep to one’s course: keep going your own wayto keep to one’s promise: keep promisekeep to the right: hey just follow to the right (figuratively) can leave it, can waitthat business can keep: that job can be left alone (+ from, off) away from, away from; hold onkeep off!: get out!, get out!keep off the grass: don’t step on the grass (+ at) do persistently, do persistently (what kind of work…)to keep had at work for a week: persist for a weekto keep away to keep away, to get away from; put awaykeep knives away from children: put the knife away, don’t let children playto keep back keep slow down; stop, stop, hold backto keep back one’s fall: hold tears hide not say stay behind, stay behind get awayto keep down hold back, hold back, hold back keep from going up, keep from going upto keep prices down: keep the price from going up don’t get up (keep kneeling, keep sitting, keep lying down) (military) lying in ambushto keep from abstain, abstain, repress, hold back; self-restraintcan”t keep from laughing: can’t help laughingto keep in to hold back, to restrain, to restrain, to hold back (emotions, emotions, etc.) keep from going out; penalty (student) to stay after school keep (flame) burning evenly Stay at home, don’t go out still friendly, still at peace (with someone)to keep in with somebody: still friendly with someoneto keep off to keep away, to keep away stay far away, stay awayto keep on keep goingto keep on reading: keep reading keep it, keep itto keep on one’s hat: keep the hat on (don’t take it off)to keep out do not let in; don’t let, don’t allowto keep children out of mischief: do not let children play stay out, don’t interfere, don’t get involved; avoidto keep out of somebody’s way: avoid someoneto keep out of quarrels: do not interfere in the quarrelbig glue together join together, stick together, never leave each otherto keep under oppress, dominate, subdue; curbto keep up hold firmly, keep from falling, keep from falling, keep from falling; keep well, keep well (machine…)to keep up one’s spirits: keep up the spiritto keep up prices: keep the price from going down maintain, continue, do not give upto keep up a correspondence: continued to correspond with each other kept awake at night, not allowed to go to sleep keep up the spirit; no decrease, no decrease (+ with) keep up with, equal to, not inferior toto keep up with somebody: to keep up with someone, not to be inferior to anyoneto keep abreast of (with) keep up, not lag behindto keep abreast with the times: keeping up with the timesto keep a check on (see) checkto keep clear of avoid, stay awayto keep company (see) companyto keep somebody company (see) companyto keep good (bad) company (see) companyto keep one’s countenance (see) countenanceto keep one”s counsel (see) counselto keep dark hide, hideto keep one’s distance (see) distanceto keep doing something keep workingto keep one’s end up no surrender, no concessions; keep your opinionto keep an eye on keep an eye on, keep an eye on; look after, guardto keep somebody going to help someone materially (so that they can live, do business, etc.)to keep one’s hair on (see) hairto keep one’s head (see) headto keep late hours (see) hourto keep mum silence, silence; keep it secret, don’t tellto keep oneself to oneswelf do not like to socialize; do not like to socialize; living apartto keep open house Everyone who comes is welcome, very hospitableto keep pace with (see) paceto keep peace with keep good relations withto keep one’s shirt on (see) shirtto keep a stiff upper lip (see) lipto keep tab(s) on (view) tabto keep one’s temper (see) temperto keep good time on time (clock)to keep track of track (view) trackto keep up appearances (see) appearanceto keep watch be on guard noun sustenance, upbringing (family…); something to support yourself, something to take care of (family…)to earn one’s keep: to earn food, to earn a living (from America, meaning American) holder (from America, meaning American) prison, prison (history) tower, fortress, rampartfor keeps (colloquial) regularly; forever, foreverin good keep in good conditionin low keep in bad condition

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