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keep British & World English

Have or retain possession of

keep1 English Thesaurus

he kept the ball as a memento of the match

keep2 English Thesaurus

enemies storming the keep

hold someone/thing at bay British & World English

Prevent someone or something from approaching or having an effect

play one's cards close to one's chest British & World English

Be extremely secretive and cautious about one’s intentions

have an ear to the ground British & World English

Be well informed about events and trends

get one's eye in British & World English

Become (or remain) able to make good judgements about a task or activity in which one is engaged

have one's eye on British & World English

Keep under careful observation

break faith British & World English

Be disloyal (or loyal)

lose one's figure British & World English

Lose (or retain) a slim and attractive bodily shape

have one's finger on the pulse British & World English

Be aware of all the latest news or developments

have one's feet on the ground British & World English

Be (or remain) practical and sensible

get one's hand in British & World English

Become (or remain) practised in something

get the show on the road British & World English

Begin (or continue with) an undertaking or enterprise

keep at British & World English

Persist (or force someone to persist) with

keep on British & World English

Continue to do something

keep to British & World English

Avoid leaving (a path, road, or place)

keep up British & World English

Move or progress at the same rate as someone or something else

keep cave British & World English

Act as lookout

keep goal British & World English

Act as a goalkeeper

keep away British & World English

Stay away (or make someone stay away)

keep back British & World English

Remain (or cause someone or something to remain) at a distance

keep down British & World English

Stay hidden by crouching or lying down

keep from British & World English

Avoid (or cause someone to avoid) doing something

keep off British & World English

Avoid encroaching on or touching

keep out British & World English

Remain (or cause someone or something to remain) outside

keep-fit British & World English

Regular exercises to improve personal fitness and health

keep mum British & World English

Remain silent, especially so as not to reveal a secret

keep nit British & World English

Keep watch or act as a guard

keep rank British & World English

(Of soldiers or police officers) remain in line

keep step British & World English

Remain walking, marching, or dancing in step

keep time British & World English

Play or rhythmically accompany music in time

keep-fit New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

exercises to maintain physical fitness

keep count British & World English

Take note of the number or amount of something

keep guard British & World English

Act as a guard

keep house British & World English

Do the cooking, cleaning, and other tasks involved in the running of a household

keep going British & World English

Make an effort to live normally in spite of difficulty

keep kosher British & World English

Observe the Jewish food regulations (kashrut)

keep quiet British & World English

Refrain or prevent someone from speaking or from disclosing something secret

keep score British & World English

Register the score of a game as it is made

keep watch British & World English

Stay on the lookout for danger or trouble

keep wicket British & World English

Be a wicketkeeper

keep on at British & World English

Annoy (someone) by making frequent requests

keep a House British & World English

Secure the presence of enough members for a quorum in the House of Commons

keep in with British & World English

Remain on good terms with (someone)

keep up with British & World English

Learn about or be aware of (current events or developments)

keep tabs on British & World English

Monitor the activities or development of; keep under observation

keep one's bed British & World English

Stay in bed because of illness


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