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Keep 1

Definition: To care; to desire.

Keep 2

Definition: To cause to remain in a given situation or condition; to maintain unchanged; to hold or preserve in any state or tenor.

Keep 3

Definition: To have in custody; to have in some place for preservation; to take charge of.

Keep 4

Definition: To preserve from danger, harm, or loss; to guard.

Keep 5

Definition: To preserve from discovery or publicity; not to communicate, reveal, or betray, as a secret.

Keep 6

Definition: To attend upon; to have the care of; to tend.

Keep 7

Definition: To record transactions, accounts, or events in; as, to keep books, a journal, etc. also, to enter (as accounts, records, etc. in a book.

Keep 8

Definition: To maintain, as an establishment, institution, or the like; to conduct; to manage; as, to keep store.

Keep 9

Definition: To supply with necessaries of life; to entertain; as, to keep boarders.

Keep 10

Definition: To have habitually in stock for sale.

Keep 11

Definition: To observe; to adhere to; to fulfill; not to swerve from or violate; to practice or perform, as duty; not to neglect; to be faithful to.

Keep 12

Definition: To observe duty, as a festival, etc. to celebrate; to solemnize; as, to keep a feast.

Keep 13

Definition: To remain in any position or state; to continue; to abide; to stay; as, to keep at a distance; to keep aloft; to keep near; to keep in the house; to keep before or behind; to keep in favor; to keep out of company, or out reach.

Keep 14

Definition: To last; to endure; to remain unimpaired.

Keep 15

Definition: To reside for a time; to lodge; to dwell.

Keep 16

Definition: To take care; to be solicitous; to watch.

Keep 17

Definition: To be in session; as, school keeps to-day.

Keep 18

Definition: The act or office of keeping; custody; guard; care; heed; charge.

Keep 19

Definition: The state of being kept; hence, the resulting condition; case; as, to be in good keep.

Keep 20

Definition: The means or provisions by which one is kept; maintenance; support; as, the keep of a horse.

Keep 21

Definition: That which keeps or protects; a stronghold; a fortress; a castle; specifically, the strongest and securest part of a castle, often used as a place of residence by the lord of the castle, especially during a siege; the donjon. See Illust. of Castle.

Keep 22

Definition: That which is kept in charge; a charge.

Keep 23

Definition: A cap for retaining anything, as a journal box, in place.

keep 24

Definition: a cell in a jail or prison

keep 25

Definition: the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress

keep 26

Definition: 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"

keep 27

Definition: prevent (food) from rotting; "preserved meats"; "keep potatoes fresh"

keep 28

Definition: observe correctly or closely; "The pianist kept time with the metronome"; "keep count"; "I cannot keep track of all my employees"

keep 29

Definition: maintain by writing regular records; "keep a diary"; "maintain a record"; "keep notes"

keep 30

Definition: 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"

keep 31

Definition: hold and prevent from leaving; "The student was kept after school"

keep 32

Definition: retain possession of; "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"; "She kept her maiden name after she married"

keep 33

Definition: look after; be the keeper of; have charge of; "He keeps the shop when I am gone"

keep 34

Definition: maintain for use and service; "I keep a car in the countryside"; "She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips"

keep 35

Definition: 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"

keep 36

Definition: store or keep customarily; "Where do you keep your gardening tools?"

keep 37

Definition: retain rights to; "keep my job for me while I give birth"; "keep my seat, please"; "keep open the possibility of a merger"

keep 38

Definition: allow to remain in a place or position; "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

keep 39

Definition: keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool"

keep 40

Definition: prevent 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"

keep 41

Definition: celebrate, as of holidays or rites; "Keep the commandments"; "celebrate Christmas"; "Observe Yom Kippur"

keep 42

Definition: conform one''s action or practice to; "keep appointments"; "she never keeps her promises"; "We kept to the original conditions of the contract"

keep 43

Definition: supply with room and board; "He is keeping three women in the guest cottage"; "keep boarders"

keep 44

Definition: raise; "She keeps a few chickens in the yard"; "he keeps bees"

keep 45

Definition: 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"

keep 46

Definition: 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"

keep 47

Definition: maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger; "May God keep you"

keep 48

Definition: fail to spoil or rot; "These potatoes keep for a long time"


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