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kee ping

  • n  conformity or harmony
    his behavior was not in keeping with the occasion
  • n  the responsibility of a guardian or keeper
    he left his car in my keeping
  • n  the act of retaining something
  • v  keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"
  • v  continue a certain state, condition, or activity
  • v  retain possession of
  • v  stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state
  • v  conform one's action or practice to
  • v  stick to correctly or closely
  • v  look after; be the keeper of; have charge of
  • v  maintain by writing regular records
  • v  supply with room and board
    He is keeping three women in the guest cottage
  • v  allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature
  • v  supply with necessities and support
  • v  fail to spoil or rot
  • v  behave as expected during of holidays or rites
  • v  keep under control; keep in check
  • v  maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger
  • v  raise
  • v  retain rights to
  • v  store or keep customarily
  • v  have as a supply
  • v  maintain for use and service
  • v  hold and prevent from leaving
  • v  prevent (food) from rotting

  • For the rest of the tense flightthe captain had warned that Reid might have accomplices onboardpassengers and crew guarded their prisoner, one of them keeping a grip on his .
  • While keeping a food diary works, it's best to do so in conjunction with regular exercise.
News & Articles

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    Keeping one of the state’s best-known helicopter ambulance services aloft requires more than just maintenance and money. It requires planning on a decade-long scale.
    June 14, 2013 - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
  • Aberdeen keeping 'Come as you are' welcome sign
    ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) — After hearing from fans of Kurt Cobain and Nirvana, the Washington state city of Aberdeen is keeping the words "Come as you are" on a welcome sign.
    June 13, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • Keeping Us Safe From Obama
    Keeping Us Safe From Obama
    June 11, 2013 - Mona Charen via Yahoo! News

  • Barack Obama in New York Times
    Under these circumstances, it's hard to understand how derivative traders at AIG warranted any bonuses at all, much less $165 million in extra pay,Mr. Obama said. "How do they justify this outrage to the taxpayers who are keeping the...
  • David Cameron in Globe and Mail
    We are paying a high price for keeping our country safe, for making our world a safer place,he said. "We are there because the Afghans are not yet ready to keep their own country safe and to keep terrorists and terrorist training camps out...

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