- 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
She kept her maiden name after she married
- v stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state
His snoring kept me from falling asleep
- v conform one's action or practice to
We kept to the original conditions of the contract
- v stick to correctly or closely
The pianist kept time with the metronome
- v look after; be the keeper of; have charge of
- v maintain by writing regular records
- v supply with room and board
- v allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature
We kept the work going as long as we could
- 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
The student was kept after school
- v prevent (food) from rotting
- a (especially of promises or contracts) not violated or disregarded
- As the CIA-leak case heated up, Wilson kept criticizing the Administration, while Plame kept a low profile, ultimately leaving the CIA for a better assignment: taking care of the .
- Low desire in men has got to be America's best-kept secret.
- Those two forces have kept NNT from being a big part of medical education.
- Barack Obama in Times Online
In a statement issued last night, President Obama said that the vote "rightly reflects the outrage that so many feel over the lavish bonuses that AIG provided its employees at the expense of the taxpayers who have kept this failed company afloat".
- Tony Kornheiser in New York Daily News
My fear of planes is legendary and sadly true,Kornheiser said. "When I looked at the upcoming schedule it was the perfect storm that would've frequently moved me from bus to air. I kept looking at the schedule the past month and wanted to...
- Miroslav Klose in Telegraph.co.uk
A few years ago people kept saying that isn't it a shame there aren't any new generations coming through,Klose said.