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To put or store in a regular place
“We usually keep our food items in the pantry.”
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To hold or maintain
“I plan to keep my savings for a rainy day.”
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To prevent or delay (from doing something)
“All this work will keep me from enjoying my weekend.”
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To do what is required by the terms of
“I always keep any promise that I make.”
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To continue or cause to continue in a specified condition, position or course
“Let's keep calm while we figure out a solution to this problem.”
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(of an expression) To keep from exceeding an acceptable degree or level
“We have to keep our composure in the face of any challenges we encounter.”
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To continue doing or to do repeatedly
“Just keep practicing until you get the hang of it.”
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To have as part of normal stock
“The shop will usually keep a good stock of tools and gadgets.”
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To pay the living expenses of
“Robert worked hard to keep his family.”
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To maintain by writing regular records in
“Eliza began to keep a diary of the daily events in her life.”
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To associate with
“I am concerned about the company you keep.”
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(of food) To stay fresh
“Whatever food is left over will keep for 2-3 days.”
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(of animals) To own and look after for pleasure or profit
“Lisa was overjoyed at the prospect of being able to keep a pony.”
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To keep (something) going
“I worry about the future. How long can we keep the old traditions?”
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(of a shop or business) To own or manage
“I would like to keep a little antique shop someday.”
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To drive danger or attack away from
“My job is to keep the cattle.”
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To mark with an appropriate practice, rite, or ceremony
“Where in the New Testament are we told to keep the Sabbath?”
Noun
Food, clothes, and other essentials for living
“Mostly they would work for their keep and a little pocket money.”
Noun
The strongest or central tower of a castle, acting as a final refuge
“This Great Hall was the social centre for the inhabitants of the inner keep.”
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