Keep

/kee'p/

Sense: Noun


  1. The main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress.

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  2. A cell in a jail or prison.

Sense: Verb


  1. Keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean".

    1. Hold in place.
    2. She always held herself as a lady.
    3. The students keep me on my toes.
    Synonym(s):
  2. Retain possession of.

    1. Can i keep my old stuffed animals?.
    2. She kept her maiden name after she married.
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  3. Look after; be the keeper of; have charge of.

    1. He keeps the shop when i am gone.
  4. Maintain by writing regular records.

    1. Keep a diary.
    2. Maintain a record.
    3. Keep notes.
  5. Continue a certain state, condition, or activity.

    1. Keep on working!.
    2. We continued to work into the night.
    3. Keep smiling.
    4. We went on working until well past midnight.
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Pronunciation
Syllable Hyphenation
keep
IPA Transcription
/ki'p/
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