Associations to the word «Keep»

Wiktionary

KEEP, verb. To continue in (a course or mode of action); not to intermit or fall from; to maintain.
KEEP, verb. (heading) (transitive) To hold the status of something.
KEEP, verb. To maintain possession of.
KEEP, verb. To maintain the condition of.
KEEP, verb. (transitive) To record transactions, accounts, or events in.
KEEP, verb. (transitive) To enter (accounts, records, etc.) in a book.
KEEP, verb. (archaic) To remain in, to be confined to.
KEEP, verb. To restrain.
KEEP, verb. (with from) To watch over, look after, guard, protect.
KEEP, verb. To supply with necessities and financially support a person.
KEEP, verb. (of living things) To raise; to care for.
KEEP, verb. To maintain (an establishment or institution); to conduct; to manage.
KEEP, verb. To have habitually in stock for sale.
KEEP, verb. (heading) (intransitive) To hold or be held in a state.
KEEP, verb. (obsolete) To reside for a time; to lodge; to dwell.
KEEP, verb. To continue.
KEEP, verb. To remain edible or otherwise usable.
KEEP, verb. (copulative) To remain in a state.
KEEP, verb. (obsolete) To wait for, keep watch for.
KEEP, verb. (intransitive) (cricket) To act as wicket-keeper.
KEEP, verb. (intransitive) (obsolete) To take care; to be solicitous; to watch.
KEEP, verb. (intransitive) (obsolete) To be in session; to take place.
KEEP, verb. (transitive) To observe; to adhere to; to fulfill; not to swerve from or violate.
KEEP, verb. (transitive) (dated) To confine oneself to; not to quit; to remain in.
KEEP, verb. (transitive) (dated) (by extension) To visit (a place) often; to frequent.
KEEP, noun. (obsolete) Care, notice
KEEP, noun. (historical) The main tower of a castle or fortress, located within the castle walls. (According to Wikipedia:keep, the word comes "from the Middle English term kype, meaning basket or cask, and was a term applied to the shell keep at Guînes, said to resemble a barrel".)
KEEP, noun. The food or money required to keep someone alive and healthy; one's support, maintenance.
KEEP, noun. The act or office of keeping; custody; guard; care; heed; charge.
KEEP, noun. The state of being kept; hence, the resulting condition; case.
KEEP, noun. (obsolete) That which is kept in charge; a charge.
KEEP, noun. (engineering) A cap for holding something, such as a journal box, in place.
KEEP A CLOSE WATCH ON, verb. (idiomatic) to pay careful attention to a situation or a thing, so that you can deal with any changes or problems.
KEEP A COOL HEAD, verb. (idiomatic) to keep one's cool; to stay calm
KEEP A LID ON, verb. (idiomatic) (imperative) To keep something secret.
KEEP A LOOKOUT, verb. To maintain vigilance for someone or something.
KEEP A LOOKOUT, verb. To maintain vigilance for a possibly dangerous situation.
KEEP A LOW PROFILE, verb. (idiomatic) Be quiet and discreet.
KEEP A WEATHER EYE OPEN, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) to maintain a background awareness of something; to remain alert to changes without it occupying your full attention.
KEEP ACROSS, verb. To keep abreast of or up to date with; to keep people informed of.
KEEP AN EYE ON, verb. (idiomatic) To watch and pay attention to.
KEEP AN EYE OPEN, verb. (idiomatic) To maintain vigilance for someone or something.
KEEP AN EYE OPEN, verb. (idiomatic) To maintain vigilance for a possibly dangerous situation.
KEEP AN EYE OUT, verb. (idiomatic) To watch for, look for, or search for.
KEEP AN EYE PEELED, verb. (idiomatic) To look out (for something) attentively.
KEEP AROUND, verb. (transitive) to keep something near one
KEEP AT, verb. (intransitive) To persist in.
KEEP AT, verb. (transitive) To constrain (a person) to continue doing (a task).
KEEP AWAY, verb. To refrain or prevent from coming (near).
KEEP AWAY FROM, verb. To avoid.
KEEP AWAY FROM, verb. To evade.
KEEP AWAY FROM, verb. To deny access to.
KEEP BACK, verb. (transitive) to hold back, refuse to give or share
KEEP BACK, verb. (transitive) to restrict or restrain
KEEP BACK, verb. (transitive) to prevent (a pupil) to advance in a course
KEEP BODY AND SOUL TOGETHER, verb. To survive.
KEEP COMPANY, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) (idiomatic) (dated) (euphemism) To court.
KEEP COMPANY, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To socialise.
KEEP DOWN, verb. (transitive) To repress.
KEEP DOWN, verb. (transitive) To restrain or control (a sound).
KEEP DOWN, verb. (transitive) To cause not to increase or rise.
KEEP DOWN, verb. (transitive) Not to vomit.
KEEP DOWN, verb. (intransitive) To lie low. To stay concealed by not standing up
KEEP FAITH, verb. (intransitive) to retain one's faith
KEEP FAITH, verb. (transitive)to continue to have confidence in someone or something, and to support them or it
KEEP FIT, noun. (The addition of quotations indicative of this usage is being sought): exercises designed to promote physical fitness if performed regularly.
KEEP FIT, verb. To exercise for physical fitness.
KEEP FROM, verb. To prevent or restrain (oneself or another); refrain or cause to refrain.
KEEP FROM, verb. (transitive) To protect or preserve from.
KEEP GOING, verb. (intransitive) to continue functioning
KEEP GOING, verb. (transitive) to continue
KEEP HOUSE, verb. (idiomatic) To take care of domestic chores; work as a housekeeper.
KEEP HOUSE, verb. To seclude oneself in one's house in order to evade the demands of creditors.
KEEP IN, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see keep,‎ in.
KEEP IN, verb. To require a pupil to stay after school as a punishment.
KEEP IN, verb. To stay blazing (of a fire)
KEEP IN, verb. To cause (a fire) to stay blazing
KEEP IN MIND, verb. To remember; to be mindful of or pay attention.
KEEP IN WITH, verb. To continue to have a good relationship with (someone)
KEEP IT BETWEEN THE DITCHES, verb. (idiomatic) To stay out of trouble or follow a righteous (God-fearing) path.
KEEP IT ON THE BARBER POLE, verb. (intransitive) (slang) To do something correctly.
KEEP IT REAL, verb. (idiomatic) (colloquial) To be authentic, true to oneself; to be cool.
KEEP IT REAL, verb. In the imperative, an exhortation used as a departing salutation.
KEEP IT UP, verb. (idiomatic) To maintain or continue a positive streak.
KEEP IT UP, verb. (idiomatic) To maintain one's erection.
KEEP MUM, verb. (idiomatic) To not talk; especially keep silent about something that may be sensitive or secret.
KEEP OFF, verb. To stay or cause to stay at a distance (from).
KEEP ON, verb. (idiomatic) persist or continue
KEEP ON, verb. (idiomatic) To persist in talking about a subject to the annoyance of the listener.
KEEP ON, verb. (idiomatic) To remain in an existing position.
KEEP ON TRUCKIN', verb. (idiomatic) To continue or persist, regardless of circumstances or setbacks; to keep trying or striving.
KEEP ON TRUCKING, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) to persevere
KEEP ONE ON ONE'S TOES, verb. (idiomatic) To keep one attentive, active, busy or alert.
KEEP ONE'S CARDS CLOSE TO ONE'S CHEST, verb. (idiomatic) To avoid revealing one's thoughts, circumstances, or plans.
KEEP ONE'S CHIN UP, verb. (idiom) To remain positive and cheerful.
KEEP ONE'S COOL, verb. (idiomatic) To remain composed, calm, and even-tempered, especially in a provocative situation.
KEEP ONE'S COUNSEL, verb. To keep one's own business private; to be discreet, careful, or circumspect in what one says concerning one's own thoughts, deeds, or situation.
KEEP ONE'S COUNSEL, verb. To keep a secret for someone else; to be discreet, careful, or circumspect in what one says concerning someone else's thoughts, deeds, or situation.
KEEP ONE'S EYE IN, verb. (chiefly UK) To keep in practice.
KEEP ONE'S EYE ON THE BALL, verb. (idiomatic) To maintain one's concentration fixed on one important theme.
KEEP ONE'S EYES ON THE PRIZE, verb. To be eagerly focused on succeeding
KEEP ONE'S EYES PEELED, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) ((with "for")) To be on the alert, to be watchful.
KEEP ONE'S FINGERS CROSSED, verb. (idiomatic) To hope for the best, to show support.
KEEP ONE'S HAIR ON, verb. (idiomatic) (British) (colloquial) To stay calm; to be patient.
KEEP ONE'S HAND IN, verb. To keep in practice.
KEEP ONE'S HEAD, verb. (idiomatic) To remain calm, reasonable, level-headed, especially in a situation likely to cause distress.
KEEP ONE'S HEAD ABOVE THE WATER, verb. Alternative form of keep one's head above water
KEEP ONE'S HEAD ABOVE WATER, verb. (idiomatic) To survive or endure, especially in a situation in which one is struggling to avoid being overwhelmed by adverse financial circumstances.
KEEP ONE'S HEAD DOWN, verb. Used other than as an idiom.
KEEP ONE'S HEAD DOWN, verb. (idiomatic) To avoid trouble or attention.
KEEP ONE'S HEAD ON ONE'S SHOULDERS, verb. Alternative form of keep one's head
KEEP ONE'S HEAD UPON ONE'S SHOULDERS, verb. Alternative form of keep one's head
KEEP ONE'S LIPS SEALED, verb. (idiomatic) To keep quiet; to keep a secret; to not tell.
KEEP ONE'S MOUTH SHUT, verb. (idiomatic) To keep a secret; to refrain from speaking indiscreetly or carelessly; broadly, to refrain from speaking altogether.
KEEP ONE'S NOSE CLEAN, verb. (idiomatic) To stay out of trouble, especially by avoiding unlawful behavior.
KEEP ONE'S OPTIONS OPEN, verb. (idiomatic) To not commit to a decision, to keep various options available.
KEEP ONE'S OWN COUNSEL, verb. To keep one's own business private; to be discreet, careful, or circumspect in what one says concerning one's own thoughts, deeds, or situation.
KEEP ONE'S PANTS ON, verb. To stay calm.
KEEP ONE'S PEACE, verb. Alternative form of hold one's peace
KEEP ONE'S PECKER UP, verb. (chiefly British) (idiomatic) To remain cheerful; keep smiling.
KEEP ONE'S POWDER DRY, verb. To hold back on action until a future time; to save one's resources in case of emergency.
KEEP ONE'S SHIRT ON, verb. (idiomatic) To be more patient or to calm down.
KEEP ONE'S WITS ABOUT ONE, verb. Alternative form of have one's wits about one
KEEP ONESELF TO ONESELF, verb. (idiomatic) To be introverted; to stay away from others.
KEEP OUT, verb. (intransitive) To refrain from entering a place or condition.
KEEP OUT, verb. (transitive) To restrain someone or something from entering a place or condition.
KEEP OUT OF, verb. To stay away from a place or condition
KEEP OUT OF, verb. To restrain someone or something from entering a place or condition
KEEP PACE, verb. (idiomatic) To run at the same speed as a pacesetter
KEEP PACE, verb. (idiomatic) To progress at the same rate as another; to keep up
KEEP QUIET, verb. To remain silent.
KEEP QUIET, verb. (idiomatic) To refrain from talking about something; to keep a secret.
KEEP SCHTUM, verb. Alternative form of keep shtum
KEEP SCORE, verb. (sports) (games) To keep track of the score in a game.
KEEP SHADY, verb. (slang) To stay in concealment.
KEEP SHADY, verb. (slang) To be reticent.
KEEP SHTUM, verb. (intransitive) (colloquial) (idiomatic) Don't tell anyone; especially, keep silent about something that may be sensitive or secret.
KEEP SOMEONE COMPANY, verb. (idiomatic) To remain with or accompany someone, especially to make them feel more comfortable with a certain situation.
KEEP SOMEONE IN THE DARK, verb. (idiomatic) To deliberately not tell someone details about something
KEEP SOMEONE IN THE LOOP, verb. (idiomatic) To furnish someone with sufficient relevant information and include them in the decision-making process.
KEEP SOMEONE ON ICE, verb. (idiomatic) to keep someone uninformed or uncontacted
KEEP SOMEONE POSTED, verb. (idiomatic) To inform (someone) regularly of the latest developments.
KEEP STRAIGHT, verb. (idiomatic) To avoid confusing or mixing up something; to keep something clear or organized.
KEEP TABS ON, verb. (idiomatic) To monitor; to keep track of; to watch.
KEEP TERM, verb. (UK) (universities) (dated) To reside during a term.
KEEP TERM, verb. (UK) (legal) (dated) To eat a sufficient number of dinners in hall, at the Inns of Court, to make the term count for the purpose of being called to the bar.
KEEP THE BABY, verb. To choose not to have an abortion.
KEEP THE FAITH, verb. Alternative form of keep faith
KEEP THE HOME FIRES BURNING, verb. (idiomatic) (colloquial) To maintain daily routine and provide the necessities of life in a home or community.
KEEP THE PEACE, verb. (idiomatic) To maintain order in a volatile situation.
KEEP THE POT BOILING, verb. To keep going on actively, as in certain games.
KEEP THE WOLF FROM THE DOOR, verb. (idiomatic) To ward off poverty or hunger.
KEEP THE WOLF FROM THE DOOR, verb. (idiomatic) To delay sexual ejaculation.
KEEP TO, verb. To adhere strictly to; not to neglect or deviate from.
KEEP TO ONE'S KNITTING, verb. Alternative form of stick to one's knitting
KEEP TO ONE'S OWN KNITTING, verb. Alternative form of stick to one's knitting
KEEP TO ONESELF, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) To purposely avoid interaction with others.
KEEP TO ONESELF, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To refrain from telling or otherwise expressing.
KEEP TRACK, verb. To monitor; to track or record; to understand or follow.
KEEP UNDER, verb. (transitive) To hold in subjection; hence, to oppress.
KEEP UP, verb. (transitive) To maintain; to preserve; to prevent from deteriorating.
KEEP UP, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To continue with (work, etc).
KEEP UP, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To stay even or ahead.
KEEP UP, verb. To ensure that one remains well-informed about something
KEEP UP APPEARANCES, verb. (idiomatic) To pretend to be all right or that everything is going well.
KEEP UP WITH, verb. To manage to remain beside or just behind someone or something that is moving away from one.
KEEP UP WITH, verb. (figuratively) To manage to remain up to date with trends, fashions, etc.
KEEP UP WITH, verb. To manage to follow an argument, a discussion, etc.
KEEP UP WITH THE JONESES, verb. (idiomatic) To act or make purchases for status or image rather than out of need, especially for the purpose of competing with friends or neighbors.
KEEP WATCH, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) To guard; to watch over someone or something.
KEEP WICKET, verb. (cricket) (intransitive) to act as wicket-keeper

Dictionary definition

KEEP, noun. 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, noun. The main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress.
KEEP, noun. A cell in a jail or prison.
KEEP, verb. 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, verb. 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, verb. Retain possession of; "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"; "She kept her maiden name after she married".
KEEP, verb. 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".
KEEP, verb. Conform one's action or practice to; "keep appointments"; "she never keeps her promises"; "We kept to the original conditions of the contract".
KEEP, verb. Stick to correctly or closely; "The pianist kept time with the metronome"; "keep count"; "I cannot keep track of all my employees".
KEEP, verb. Look after; be the keeper of; have charge of; "He keeps the shop when I am gone".
KEEP, verb. Maintain by writing regular records; "keep a diary"; "maintain a record"; "keep notes".
KEEP, verb. Supply with room and board; "He is keeping three women in the guest cottage"; "keep boarders".
KEEP, verb. 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".
KEEP, verb. 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, verb. Fail to spoil or rot; "These potatoes keep for a long time".
KEEP, verb. Behave as expected during of holidays or rites; "Keep the commandments"; "celebrate Christmas"; "Observe Yom Kippur".
KEEP, verb. Keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool".
KEEP, verb. Maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger; "May God keep you".
KEEP, verb. Raise; "She keeps a few chickens in the yard"; "he keeps bees".
KEEP, verb. Retain rights to; "keep my job for me while I give birth"; "keep my seat, please"; "keep open the possibility of a merger".
KEEP, verb. Store or keep customarily; "Where do you keep your gardening tools?".
KEEP, verb. 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, verb. Maintain for use and service; "I keep a car in the countryside"; "She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips".
KEEP, verb. Hold and prevent from leaving; "The student was kept after school".
KEEP, verb. Prevent (food) from rotting; "preserved meats"; "keep potatoes fresh".

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