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keep (v)
Definition: retain possession of
Example: Can I keep my old stuffed animals?. She kept her maiden name after she married.
Definition: retain possession of
Example: Can I keep my old stuffed animals?. She kept her maiden name after she married.
Definition: retain possession of
Example: Can I keep my old stuffed animals?. She kept her maiden name after she married.
keep (n)
Definition: the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
Definition: the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
Definition: the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
keep (n)
Definition: the financial means whereby one lives
Example: each child was expected to pay for their keep. he applied to the state for support. he could no longer earn his own livelihood.
Definition: the financial means whereby one lives
Example: each child was expected to pay for their keep. he applied to the state for support. he could no longer earn his own livelihood.
Definition: the financial means whereby one lives
Example: each child was expected to pay for their keep. he applied to the state for support. he could no longer earn his own livelihood.
keep (v)
Definition: stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state
Example: We must prevent the cancer from spreading. His snoring kept me from falling asleep. Keep the child from eating the marbles.
Definition: stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state
Example: We must prevent the cancer from spreading. His snoring kept me from falling asleep. Keep the child from eating the marbles.
Definition: stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state
Example: We must prevent the cancer from spreading. His snoring kept me from falling asleep. Keep the child from eating the marbles.
keep (v)
Definition: retain rights to
Example: keep my job for me while I give birth. keep my seat, please. keep open the possibility of a merger.
Definition: retain rights to
Example: keep my job for me while I give birth. keep my seat, please. keep open the possibility of a merger.
Definition: retain rights to
Example: keep my job for me while I give birth. keep my seat, please. keep open the possibility of a merger.
keep (v)
Definition: fail to spoil or rot
Example: These potatoes keep for a long time.
Definition: fail to spoil or rot
Example: These potatoes keep for a long time.
Definition: fail to spoil or rot
Example: These potatoes keep for a long time.
keep (v)
Definition: supply with necessities and support
Example: She alone sustained her family. The money will sustain our good cause. There's little to earn and many to keep.
Definition: supply with necessities and support
Example: She alone sustained her family. The money will sustain our good cause. There's little to earn and many to keep.
Definition: supply with necessities and support
Example: She alone sustained her family. The money will sustain our good cause. There's little to earn and many to keep.
keep (v)
Definition: behave as expected during of holidays or rites
Example: Keep the commandments. celebrate Christmas. Observe Yom Kippur.
Definition: behave as expected during of holidays or rites
Example: Keep the commandments. celebrate Christmas. Observe Yom Kippur.
Definition: behave as expected during of holidays or rites
Example: Keep the commandments. celebrate Christmas. Observe Yom Kippur.
keep (v)
Definition: keep in a certain state, position, or activity
Example: e.g., "keep clean. hold in place. She always held herself as a lady. The students keep me on my toes.
Definition: keep in a certain state, position, or activity
Example: e.g., "keep clean. hold in place. She always held herself as a lady. The students keep me on my toes.
Definition: cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity
Example: hold in place. She always held herself as a lady. The students keep me on my toes.
keep (v)
Definition: look after
Example: He keeps the shop when I am gone.
keep (v)
Definition: look after
Example: He keeps the shop when I am gone.
keep (v)
Definition: look after
Example: He keeps the shop when I am gone.
keep (v)
Definition: maintain for use and service
Example: I keep a car in the countryside. She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips.
Definition: maintain for use and service
Example: I keep a car in the countryside. She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips.
Definition: maintain for use and service
Example: I keep a car in the countryside. She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips.
keep (v)
Definition: maintain by writing regular records
Example: keep a diary. maintain a record. keep notes.
Definition: maintain by writing regular records
Example: keep a diary. maintain a record. keep notes.
Definition: maintain by writing regular records
Example: keep a diary. maintain a record. keep notes.
keep (v)
Definition: stick to correctly or closely
Example: The pianist kept time with the metronome. keep count. I cannot keep track of all my employees.
Definition: stick to correctly or closely
Example: The pianist kept time with the metronome. keep count. I cannot keep track of all my employees.
Definition: stick to correctly or closely
Example: The pianist kept time with the metronome. keep count. I cannot keep track of all my employees.
keep (v)
Definition: raise
Example: She keeps a few chickens in the yard. he keeps bees.
keep (v)
Definition: raise
Example: She keeps a few chickens in the yard. he keeps bees.
keep (v)
Definition: raise
Example: She keeps a few chickens in the yard. he keeps bees.
keep (v)
Definition: store or keep customarily
Example: Where do you keep your gardening tools?.
keep (v)
Definition: store or keep customarily
Example: Where do you keep your gardening tools?.
keep (v)
Definition: store or keep customarily
Example: Where do you keep your gardening tools?.
keep (v)
Definition: continue a certain state, condition, or activity
Example: Keep on working!. We continued to work into the night. Keep smiling. We went on working until well past midnight.
Definition: continue a certain state, condition, or activity
Example: Keep on working!. We continued to work into the night. Keep smiling. We went on working until well past midnight.
Definition: continue a certain state, condition, or activity
Example: Keep on working!. We continued to work into the night. Keep smiling. We went on working until well past midnight.
keep (v)
Definition: supply with room and board
Example: He is keeping three women in the guest cottage. keep boarders.
keep (v)
Definition: supply with room and board
Example: He is keeping three women in the guest cottage. keep boarders.
keep (v)
Definition: supply with room and board
Example: He is keeping three women in the guest cottage. keep boarders.
keep (n)
Definition: a cell in a jail or prison
Definition: a cell in a jail or prison
Definition: a cell in a jail or prison
keep (v)
Definition: have as a supply
Example: I always keep batteries in the freezer. keep food for a week in the pantry. She keeps a sixpack and a week's worth of supplies in the refrigerator.
keep (v)
Definition: have as a supply
Example: I always keep batteries in the freezer. keep food for a week in the pantry. She keeps a sixpack and a week's worth of supplies in the refrigerator.
keep (v)
Definition: have as a supply
Example: I always keep batteries in the freezer. keep food for a week in the pantry. She keeps a sixpack and a week's worth of supplies in the refrigerator.
keep (v)
Definition: hold and prevent from leaving
Example: The student was kept after school.
keep (v)
Definition: hold and prevent from leaving
Example: The student was kept after school.
keep (v)
Definition: hold and prevent from leaving
Example: The student was kept after school.
keep (v)
Definition: maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger
Example: May God keep you.
Definition: maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger
Example: May God keep you.
Definition: maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger
Example: May God keep you.
keep (v)
Definition: keep under control
Example: suppress a smile. Keep your temper. keep your cool.
Definition: keep under control
Example: suppress a smile. Keep your temper. keep your cool.
Definition: prevent the action or expression of
Example: hold back your anger. keep your cool. she struggled to restrain her impatience at the delays.
keep (v)
Definition: prevent (food) from rotting
Example: preserved meats. keep potatoes fresh.
Definition: prevent (food) from rotting
Example: preserved meats. keep potatoes fresh.
Definition: prevent (food) from rotting
Example: preserved meats. keep potatoes fresh.
keep (v)
Definition: allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature
Example: We cannot continue several servants any longer. She retains a lawyer. The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff. Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on. We kept the work going as long as we could. She retained her composure. this garment retains its shape even after many washings.
Definition: allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature
Example: We cannot continue several servants any longer. She retains a lawyer. The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff. Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on. We kept the work going as long as we could. She retained her composure. this garment retains its shape even after many washings.
Definition: allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature
Example: We cannot continue several servants any longer. She retains a lawyer. The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff. Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on. We kept the work going as long as we could. She retained her composure. this garment retains its shape even after many washings.
keep (v)
Definition: conform one's action or practice to
Example: keep appointments. she never keeps her promises. We kept to the original conditions of the contract.
Definition: conform one's action or practice to
Example: keep appointments. she never keeps her promises. We kept to the original conditions of the contract.
Definition: conform one's action or practice to
Example: keep appointments. she never keeps her promises. We kept to the original conditions of the contract.