- keeping as a noun:
- 3 keep as a noun:
- 3 as a verb:
Conformity or harmony.
The responsibility of a guardian or keeper:
— He left his car in my keeping.
Dutch: bewaring, voogdij
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The financial means whereby one lives:
— Each child was expected to pay for their keep.
Polish: utrzymywanie się, życie
The main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress.
Dutch: Don Jon
A cell in a jail or prison.
Cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., `keep clean':
— The students keep me on my toes.
Dutch: aanhouden, bijhouden, houden
Continue a certain state, condition, or activity:
— Keep on working!.
— Keep smiling.
Retain possession of:
— Can I keep my old stuffed animals?.
synonym: hold on.
Dutch: behouden, bewaren, handhaven, houden
Stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state:
— Keep the child from eating the marbles.
Dutch: beletten, letten, verhinderen, verletten, voorkomen
Conform one's action or practice to:
— Keep appointments.
— She never keeps her promises.
Stick to correctly or closely:
— Keep count.
— I cannot keep track of all my employees.
Look after; be the keeper of; have charge of.
Maintain by writing regular records:
— Keep a diary.
— Keep notes.
Supply with room and board.
Allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature:
— The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff.
— Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on.
Supply with necessities and support:
— There's little to earn and many to keep.
Fail to spoil or rot:
— These potatoes keep for a long time.
synonym: stay fresh.
Behave as expected during of holidays or rites:
— Keep the commandments.
Dutch: celebreren, vieren
Maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger:
— May God keep you.
Retain rights to:
— Keep my job for me while I give birth.
— Keep my seat, please.
— Keep open the possibility of a merger.
Store or keep customarily.
Have as a supply.
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.
Prevent the action or expression of:
— Keep your cool.
Prevent (food) from rotting:
— Keep potatoes fresh.
Dutch: bewaren, conserveren, goedhouden, verduurzamen
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