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Noun
The action or fact of owning, maintaining, or protecting something
“His research is thorough and complete, even to the point of documenting the incomplete record keeping of German flying squadrons.”
Noun
The action or fact of owning, maintaining, or protecting something
“… my aunt has all of our family's old photographs in her keeping.”
Noun
The following of a custom, rule, or law
“… the keeping of religious laws and traditions.”
Noun
A state of being or fitness
“… the estate hasn't been in good keeping since the owner suffered financial reverses.”
Noun
Consistency
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 do what is required by the terms 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
“Just 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 pay the living expenses of
“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
“Whatever food is left over will keep for 2-3 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.”
Verb
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 drive danger or attack away from
“My job is to keep the cattle.”
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Present participle for to mark with an appropriate practice, rite, or ceremony
“Where in the New Testament are we told to keep the Sabbath?”
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