Hyphenation of keep

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Definitions of keep:

The financial means whereby one lives
Each child was expected to pay for their keep He applied to the state for support He could no longer earn his own livelihood
The main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
A cell in a jail or prison
Keep in a certain state, position, or activity
E.g., keep clean Hold in place She always held herself as a lady The students keep me on my toes
Continue a certain state, condition, or activity
Keep on working! We continued to work into the night Keep smiling We went on working until well past midnight
Retain possession of
Can I keep my old stuffed animals? She kept her maiden name after she married
Stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state
We must prevent the cancer from spreading His snoring kept me from falling asleep Keep the child from eating the marbles
Conform one's action or practice to
Keep appointments She never keeps her promises We kept to the original conditions of the contract
Stick to correctly or closely
The pianist kept time with the metronome Keep count I cannot keep track of all my employees
Look after
Be the keeper of Have charge of He keeps the shop when I am gone
Maintain by writing regular records
Keep a diary Maintain a record Keep notes
Supply with room and board
He is keeping three women in the guest cottage Keep boarders
Allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature
We cannot continue several servants any longer She retains a lawyer The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on We kept the work going as long as we could She retained her composure This garment retains its shape even after many washings
Supply with necessities and support
She alone sustained her family The money will sustain our good cause There's little to earn and many to keep
Fail to spoil or rot
These potatoes keep for a long time
Behave as expected during of holidays or rites
Keep the commandments Celebrate Christmas Observe Yom Kippur
Keep under control
Keep in check Suppress a smile Keep your temper Keep your cool
Maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger
May God keep you
She keeps a few chickens in the yard He keeps bees
Retain rights to
Keep my job for me while I give birth Keep my seat
Keep open the possibility of a merger
Store or keep customarily
Where do you keep your gardening tools?
Have as a supply
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
Maintain for use and service
I keep a car in the countryside She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips
Hold and prevent from leaving
The student was kept after school
Prevent (food) from rotting
Preserved meats Keep potatoes fresh

Synonyms of keep:

noun support, livelihood, living, bread and butter, sustenance, resource
noun donjon, dungeon, stronghold, fastness
noun hold, cell, jail cell, prison cell
verb maintain, hold, keep in, keep out, keep off, keep up, keep off, keep down, keep apart, keep up
verb continue, go on, proceed, go along, act, move
verbhold on, have, have got, hold, keep back, keep back
verb prevent
verb observe
verb observe, maintain
verb have, have got, hold
verb maintain, record, enter, put down
verb lodge, accommodate
verb retain, continue, keep on, keep going, prolong, sustain, keep up
verb sustain, maintain, have, have got, hold
verbstay fresh, stay, remain, rest
verb observe, celebrate
verb restrain, suppress, keep back, hold back, prevent
verb preserve, protect
verb grow, raise, farm, produce
verbkeep open, hold open, save, reserve, hold, book
verb store
verb have, have got, hold
verb maintain, have, have got, hold
verb confine, detain
verb preserve, cook, fix, ready, make, prepare

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