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Noun
Plural for food, clothes, and other essentials for living
“If they were, then they would have been earning their keep and fending for themselves, like everyone else is supposed to do.”
Noun
Plural for the strongest or central tower of a castle, acting as a final refuge
“It is crowned with a stone shell keep of about 1300, which replaced a timber predecessor.”
Verb
Hold, maintain
“I hope someone is planning to keep this stuff for future historians.”
Verb
To look after or maintain for use, pleasure, or profit
“Traditional values are so perverted by slavery that Sethe is driven to murder her own daughter to keep her from slavery's horrors.”
Verb
Cause to be late; delay
“… try to keep your composure no matter what happens.”
Verb
To do what is required by the terms of
“She can leave home only to get to her office job, to keep legal or health appointments.”
Verb
Continue or cause to continue in a specified condition, position, course, etc
“It was used in the days before refrigerators to keep food cool and store ice blocks gathered in winter.”
Verb
Continue doing or do repeatedly
“It is important to keep looking to the future.”
Verb
Put or store in a regular place
“Bags are a girl's best friend, allowing women to keep their must-have possessions close at hand.”
Verb
To pay the living expenses of
“Mrs. Brown had been unable to keep her children and had given her two little girls away.”
Verb
To mark with an appropriate practice, rite, or ceremony
“Not once in the New Testament are we told to keep the Sabbath.”
Verb
To have as part of normal stock
“The shop keeps a good stock of parchment.”
Verb
To look after or maintain for use, pleasure, or profit
“He also wants a proper pony track and stables for the local boys to keep their horses.”
Verb
To maintain by writing regular records in
“Eleanor began to keep a diary.”
Verb
To associate with
“I don't like the company you keep.”
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“I like to keep the old traditions.”
Verb
“Roger, of course, would rather take care of her and keep the shop, but puts on a cheerful face.”
Verb
“Whatever is left over will keep for 2-3 weeks.”
Verb
To make a living for the benefit of others
Verb
To have in possession

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