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keep up

verb

1 keep up

Maintain a required pace or level.

Roget 824: excite, affect, touch, move, impress, strike, interest, animate, inspire, impassion, smite, infect; stir the blood, fire the blood, ... show more

Roget 604a: persevere, persist; hold on, hold out; die in the last ditch, be in at the death; stick to, cling to, adhere to; stick to one's text, keep on; keep to one's course, keep to one's ground, maintain one's course, ... show more

Dutch: bijblijven, meekomen



2 keep up

Lengthen or extend in duration or space:
— Keep up the good work.

synonyms: prolong, sustain.

Dutch: bestendigen

3 keep up

Keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction:
— The old lady could not keep up the building.

synonyms: conserve, maintain, preserve.

Roget 143: continue, persist; go on, jog on, keep on, run on, hold on; abide, keep, pursue, stick to its course, take its course, maintain its course; carry on, ... show more

Roget 670: preserve, maintain, keep, sustain, support, hold; keep up, keep alive; refrigerate, keep on ice; not willingly let die; bank up; nurse; ... show more

Dutch: bijhouden, onderhouden

4 keep up

Keep informed.

synonyms: follow, keep abreast.

5 keep up

Prevent from going to bed at night.


Moby thesaurus: afford support, au courant, back, back up, be employed, bear, bear up, bolster, bolster up, brace, buoy up, buttress, carry, carry on, carry on business, conserve, continue, copyright, cradle, crutch ... show more.

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