HyperDic: keep_up

English > 5 senses of the expression keep up:
VERBcompetitionkeep upmaintain a required pace or level
stativekeep up, prolong, sustainlengthen or extend in duration or space
possessionkeep up, conserve, preserve, maintainkeep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction
changekeep up, keep abreast, followkeep informed
bodykeep upprevent from going to bed at night
English > keep up: 5 senses > verb 1, competition
MeaningMaintain a required pace or level.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"He could not keep up and dropped out of the race"
Entailscompete, vie, contendcompete for something
Narrowerkeep step, keep paceMaintain the same pace
See alsokeepkeep in a certain state, position, or activity
English > keep up: 5 senses > verb 2, stative
Meaninglengthen or extend in duration or space.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "keep up the good work"
Synonymsprolong, sustain
Narrowerretain, continue, keep, keep onAllow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature
Broadercontinue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserveKeep or maintain in unaltered condition
See alsokeepkeep in a certain state, position, or activity
Spanishprolongar, sostener
English > keep up: 5 senses > verb 3, possession
MeaningKeep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "The old lady could not keep up the building"
Synonymsconserve, preserve, maintain
Narrowerembalmpreserve a dead body
hold the linehold the line on prices
plastinatepreserve (tissue) with plastics, as for teaching and research purposes
Broaderkeeplook after
Spanishconservar, llevar, mantener, preservar
Catalanconservar, preservar
English > keep up: 5 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningKeep informed.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymskeep abreast, follow
Similar totrace, followFollow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something
Spanishestar al corriente, estar al día, estar al dìa, mantenerse al corriente, mantenerse al día, seguir
Catalanestar al corrent, estar al dia, seguir
English > keep up: 5 senses > verb 5, body
Meaningprevent from going to bed at night.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Cause tostay up, sit upnot go to bed
Spanishmantener despierto, quedarse despierto, quedarse levantado

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