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Keep Definition

(noun)

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the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress

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maintain by writing regular records


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keep a diary

keep notes

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(verb)

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conform one's action or practice to


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keep appointments

she never keeps her promises

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continue a certain state, condition, or activity

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(verb)

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maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger


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May God keep you

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(noun)

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the financial means whereby one lives


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each child was expected to pay for their keep

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behave as expected during of holidays or rites

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prevent the action or expression of


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keep your cool

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stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state

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retain possession of


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Can I keep my old stuffed animals?

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supply with necessities and support


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There's little to earn and many to keep

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stick to correctly or closely


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keep count

I cannot keep track of all my employees

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retain rights to


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keep my job for me while I give birth

keep my seat, please

keep open the possibility of a merger

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(verb)

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fail to spoil or rot


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These potatoes keep for a long time

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a cell in a jail or prison

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prevent (food) from rotting


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keep potatoes fresh

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cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., `keep clean'


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The students keep me on my toes

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maintain for use and service


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I keep a car in the countryside

She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips

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(verb)

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allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature


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The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff

Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on

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(verb)

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have as a supply


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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

(verb)

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hold and prevent from leaving

(verb)

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look after; be the keeper of; have charge of


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He keeps the shop when I am gone

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raise


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She keeps a few chickens in the yard

he keeps bees

(verb)

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store or keep customarily


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Where do you keep your gardening tools?

(verb)

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supply with room and board


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He is keeping three women in the guest cottage

keep boarders