HyperDic: keep

English > 25 senses of the word keep:
VERBstativekeep, maintain, holdkeep in a certain state, position, or activity
stativekeep, continue, go on, proceed, go alongcontinue a certain state, condition, or activity
possessionkeep, hold onretain possession of
socialkeep, preventstop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state
socialkeep, observeconform one's action or practice to
cognitionkeep, observe, maintainstick to correctly or closely
possessionkeeplook after
communicationkeep, maintainmaintain by writing regular records / records
stativekeepsupply with room and board
socialkeep, retain, continue, keep onallow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature
consumptionkeep, sustain, maintainsupply with necessities and support
stativekeep, stay freshfail to spoil or rot
socialkeep, observe, celebratebehave as expected during of holidays or rites
stativekeep, preservemaintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger
stativekeepraise
possessionkeep, keep open, hold open, saveretain rights to
possessionkeepstore or keep customarily
possessionkeephave as a supply
possessionkeep, maintainmaintain for use and service
contactkeephold and prevent from leaving
changekeep, restrain, keep back, hold backkeep under control
changekeep, preserveprevent (food) from rotting
NOUNpossessionkeep, support, livelihood, living, bread and butter, sustenancethe financial means whereby one lives
artifactkeep, donjon, dungeonthe main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
artifactkeep, holda cell in a jail or prison
keep > pronunciation
Soundskiy'p
Rhymesasleep ... weep: 22 rhymes with iyp...
English > keep: 25 senses > noun 1, possession
MeaningThe financial means whereby one lives.
Example"each child was expected to pay for their keep"
Synonymssupport, livelihood, living, bread and butter, sustenance
Narrowercomforts, creature comforts, amenities, conveniencesthings that make you comfortable / comfortable and at ease
maintenancemeans of maintenance of a family or group
meal ticketA source of income or livelihood
subsistenceminimal (or marginal) resources for subsisting
Broaderresourceavailable source of wealth
Spanishmanutención, sustentación, sustento
Catalanmanutenció, sustentacle
Verbskeepsupply with necessities and support
English > keep: 25 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningThe main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress.
Synonymsdonjon, dungeon
InstancesBlack Hole of CalcuttaA dungeon (20 feet square) in a fort in Calcutta where as many as 146 English prisoners were held overnight by Siraj-ud-daula
Part ofcastleA large building formerly occupied by a ruler and fortified against attack
Broaderstronghold, fastnessA strongly fortified defensive structure
Spanishmazmorra, torre del homenaje
Catalanmasmorra
English > keep: 25 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA cell in a jail or prison.
Synonymhold
Broadercell, jail cell, prison cellA room where a prisoner is kept
Verbskeephold and prevent from leaving
English > keep: 25 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningKeep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean".
PatternSomething ----s something Adjective/Noun; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Example "The students keep me on my toes"
Synonymsmaintain, hold
NarrowerconserveKeep constant through physical or chemical reactions or evolutionary change
continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserveKeep or maintain in unaltered condition
distanceKeep at a distance / distance
hold overKeep in a position or state from an earlier period of time
housekeepMaintain a household
preserveKeep undisturbed for personal or private use for hunting, shooting, or fishing / fishing
pressurize, pressuriseMaintain a certain pressure
See alsokeep apartset apart from others
keep downplace a limit on the number of
keep incause to stay indoors
keep offrefrain from entering or walking onto
keep offrefrain from certain foods or beverages
keep outprevent from entering
keep upmaintain a required pace or level
keep uplengthen or extend in duration or space
Spanishconservar, mantener, sostener
Catalanconservar, mantenir
English > keep: 25 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningContinue a certain state, condition, or activity.
PatternSomebody ----s VERB-ing
ModelThey keep moving
Examples
  • "Keep on working!"
  • "Keep smiling"
Synonymscontinue, go on, proceed, go along
NarrowerholdRemain in a certain state, position, or condition
rideContinue undisturbed and without interference
run on, keep goingContinue uninterrupted
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
OppositediscontinueCome to or be at an end
Similar tocontinue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserveKeep or maintain in unaltered condition
continueContinue after an interruption / interruption
Spanishcontinuar, guardar, proseguir, seguir
Catalancontinuar, guardar, prosseguir, seguir
English > keep: 25 senses > verb 3, possession
MeaningRetain possession of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey keep the money
Example"Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"
Synonymhold on
Narrowercarry over, hold overhold over goods to be sold for the next season
deny, refuseRefuse to let have
harbor, harbourKeep in one's possession
retain, hold, keep back, hold backSecure and keep for possible future use or application
save, preserveTo keep up and reserve for personal or special use
store, hive away, lay in, put in, salt away, stack away, stash awayKeep or lay aside for future use
storeFind a place for and put away for storage
withhold, deduct, recoupRetain and refrain from disbursing
Broaderhave, have got, holdHave or possess / possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
See alsokeep backhold back
keep backsecure and keep for possible future use or application
Oppositelosefail to keep or to maintain
Similar tokeep open, hold open, keep, saveRetain rights to
Spanishconservar, guardar, mantener, quedar, sostener
Catalanconservar, guardar, mantenir, quedar
Nounskeepingthe act of retaining something
English > keep: 25 senses > verb 4, social
MeaningStop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
ModelThey keep him from writing the letter
Example "Keep the child from eating the marbles"
Synonymprevent
NarrowerblankKeep the opposing (baseball) team from winning
defendBe on the defensive
exclude, keep out, shut out, shutprevent from entering
holdKeep from departing
impede, hinderBe a hindrance or obstacle to
keep awayprevent from coming close
rain out, wash outprevent or interrupt due to rain
restrainPrevent (someone or something) from doing something
restrictPrevent (information) from being circulated or disclosed
Oppositelet, allow, permitmake it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen / happen
Similar tokeephold and prevent from leaving
Spanishentrabar, evitar, impedir, prevenir
Catalanevitar, impedir, prevenir
English > keep: 25 senses > verb 5, social
Meaningconform one's action or practice to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "keep appointments"
  • "she never keeps her promises"
Synonymobserve
Narrowermake goodact as promised
Oppositetransgress, offend, infract, violate, go against, breach, breakAct in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
Spanishcumplir, mantener
Catalancomplir, observar, seguir
Nounskeepingconformity or harmony / harmony
English > keep: 25 senses > verb 6, cognition
MeaningStick to correctly or closely.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "keep count"
  • "I cannot keep track of all my employees"
Synonymsobserve, maintain
Spanishobservar
Catalanobservar
English > keep: 25 senses > verb 7, possession
Meaninglook after; be the keeper of; have charge of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"He keeps the shop when I am gone"
Narrowerconserve, preserve, maintain, keep upKeep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction
Broaderhave, have got, holdHave or possess / possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
Similar tokeep, preserveMaintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger
Nounskeeperone having charge of buildings or grounds or animals
keepersomeone in charge of other people
keepingthe responsibility of a guardian or keeper
English > keep: 25 senses > verb 8, communication
MeaningMaintain by writing regular records / records.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "keep a diary"
  • "keep notes"
Synonymmaintain
Broaderrecord, enter, put downmake a record of
Spanishescribir
English > keep: 25 senses > verb 9, stative
MeaningSupply with room and board.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot keep Sue
Examples
  • "He is keeping three women in the guest cottage"
  • "keep boarders"
Broaderlodge, accommodateProvide housing for
Spanishmantener
English > keep: 25 senses > verb 10, social
MeaningAllow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Examples
  • "The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff"
  • "Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on"
Synonymsretain, continue, keep on
Broaderprolong, sustain, keep uplengthen or extend in duration or space
Similar tocontinue, persist inDo something repeatedly and showing no intention to stop
Spanishconservar, continuar, durar, quedarse, seguir
Catalanconservar, continuar
English > keep: 25 senses > verb 11, consumption
MeaningSupply with necessities and support.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example "There's little to earn and many to keep"
Synonymssustain, maintain
NarrowercarryKeep up with financial support
patronagesupport by being a patron of
reseedMaintain by seeding without human intervention
Broaderhave, have got, holdHave or possess / possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
Spanishconservar, guardar, mantener, quedar, sostener
Catalanconservar, guardar, mantenir, quedar, sostenir
Nounskeepthe financial means whereby one lives
English > keep: 25 senses > verb 12, stative
Meaningfail to spoil or rot.
PatternSomething ----s
ModelThis food does keep well
Example"These potatoes keep for a long time"
Synonymstay fresh
Broaderstay, remain, restStay the same
Similar topreserve, keepprevent (food) from rotting
Spanishaguantar, conservarse, conservar, durar, guardarse, guardar, mantenerse fresco, mantenerse, quedar
Catalanconservar, guardar, quedar
English > keep: 25 senses > verb 13, social
MeaningBehave as expected during of holidays or rites.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Keep the commandments"
Synonymsobserve, celebrate
Narrowercommemorate, markmark by some ceremony or observation
mournobserve the customs of mourning after the death of a loved one
solemnize, solemniseobserve or perform with dignity or gravity
Spanishcelebrar, festejar, oficiar
Catalancelebrar
English > keep: 25 senses > verb 14, stative
MeaningMaintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"May God keep you"
Synonympreserve
Broaderprotectshield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage / damage
Similar tokeeplook after
Spanishconservar, preservar
Catalanconservar, preservar
English > keep: 25 senses > verb 15, stative
MeaningRaise.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "She keeps a few chickens in the yard"
  • "he keeps bees"
NarrowerherdKeep, move, or drive animals
Broadergrow, raise, farm, producecultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques
English > keep: 25 senses > verb 16, possession
MeaningRetain rights to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "keep my job for me while I give birth"
  • "keep my seat, please"
  • "keep open the possibility of a merger"
Synonymskeep open, hold open, save
Broaderreserve, hold, bookArrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance
Similar tokeep, hold onRetain possession of
English > keep: 25 senses > verb 17, possession
Meaningstore or keep customarily.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Where do you keep your gardening tools?"
BroaderstoreFind a place for and put away for storage
Similar tokeepHave as a supply
Spanishconservar, dejar, guardar, mantener, quedar
Catalanconservar, guardar, quedar
English > keep: 25 senses > verb 18, possession
MeaningHave as a supply.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "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"
Broaderhave, have got, holdHave or possess / possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
Similar tokeepstore or keep customarily
Spanishconservar, guardar, quedar
Catalanconservar, guardar, quedar
English > keep: 25 senses > verb 19, possession
MeaningMaintain for use and service.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "I keep a car in the countryside"
  • "She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips"
Synonymmaintain
Broaderhave, have got, holdHave or possess / possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
Spanishconservar, guardar, quedar
Catalanconservar, guardar, mantenir, quedar
English > keep: 25 senses > verb 20, contact
Meaninghold and prevent from leaving.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Broaderconfine, detaindeprive of freedom
Similar toprevent, keepStop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state
Nounskeepa cell in a jail or prison
English > keep: 25 senses > verb 21, change
MeaningKeep under control; keep in check.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Examples
  • "Keep your temper"
  • "keep your cool"
Synonymsrestrain, keep back, hold back
Narrowerbaffle, regulatecheck the emission of (sound)
confineprevent from leaving or from being removed
control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderatelessen the intensity of
holdKeep from exhaling or expelling
rule, harness, reinKeep in check
swallowKeep from expressing
wink, blink, blink awayForce to go away by blinking
English > keep: 25 senses > verb 22, change
Meaningprevent (food) from rotting.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "keep potatoes fresh"
Synonympreserve
Narrowercan, tin, put uppreserve in a can or tin / tin
conservepreserve with sugar
cornpreserve with salt
curePrepare by drying, salting, or chemical processing in order to preserve
dehydrate, desiccatepreserve by removing all water and liquids / liquids from
freeze-drypreserve by rapid freezing and subsequently drying in a vacuum
picklepreserve in a pickling liquid / liquid
refrigeratepreserve by chilling
saltpreserve with salt
Broadercook, fix, ready, make, preparePrepare for eating by applying heat
Similar tokeep, stay freshfail to spoil or rot
Spanishconservar, preservar
Catalanconservar, preservar

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