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Noun
The act or state of protecting or having guardianship of something
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“Your family records will remain in my safe keeping until you request that they be moved.”
Noun
The state of, or right to, owning or possessing something
“The records in question are currently in his keeping.”
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The state or fact of meeting or abiding by rules or standards
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“Do not look at, listen to, or say anything that is not in keeping with the rules of decency.”
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A state of consistency or harmony between two or more things
“Confessions and gut-level expressions are certainly in keeping with the authentic recording of self, but these private pages are not intended for self-inflicted verbal wounds.”
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The (good) condition or state of someone or something
“If a horse has been in good keeping, and had due exercise, and yet these symptoms appear, it is to be suspected there is some defect either accidental or natural.”
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The practice of restraining oneself from indulging in something
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The act or power of remembering things
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The activity or business of growing crops and raising livestock
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The provision of financial support for a person's living expenses
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Putting up
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Effective control over something
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The action of celebrating an important day or event
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The quality of being suitable to fulfill a particular role, task or situation
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Adjective
Maintaining
Verb
Present participle for to put or store in a regular place
“We usually keep our food items in the pantry.”
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Present participle for to hold or maintain
“I plan to keep my savings for a rainy day.”
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Present participle for to prevent or delay (from doing something)
“All this work will keep me from enjoying my weekend.”
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Present participle for to fulfill or satisfy the terms or conditions of
“I always keep any promise that I make.”
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Present participle for 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) Present participle for 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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Present participle for to continue doing or to do repeatedly
Keep practicing until you get the hang of it.”
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Present participle for to have as part of normal stock
“The shop will usually keep a good stock of tools and gadgets.”
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Present participle for to make a living for the benefit of others
“Robert worked hard to keep his family.”
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Present participle for to maintain by writing regular records in
“Eliza began to keep a diary of the daily events in her life.”
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Present participle for to associate with
“I am concerned about the company you keep.”
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(of food) Present participle for to stay fresh
“Any leftover food will keep for up to three days.”
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(of animals) Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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) Present participle for to own or manage
“I would like to keep a little antique shop someday.”
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Present participle for to protect or shield from harm or danger
“My job is to keep the cattle.”
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Present participle for to celebrate or commemorate an occasion or its anniversary
“Where in the New Testament are we told to keep the Sabbath?”
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