Know Your Next Word : keep

10. keep :

verb :

1. to hold or retain in one's possession

2. to hold or have the use of for a period of time

3. to hold in a given place

4. to maintain (some action), esp. in accordance with specific requirements, a promise, etc.

5. to cause to continue in a given position, state, course, or action

6. to maintain in usable or edible condition

  • If you like it, keep it. Keep the change.

  • You can keep it for the summer.

  • You can keep your things in here.

  • to keep watch

  • to keep a light burning

  • He keeps his car in good condition.

  • If you want to keep meat for a long time, freeze it.

  • They kept him in jail.

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