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keep

keep

 
 
pronunciation:
kip
phrases:
keep on, keep out
part of speech: verb
inflections: keeps, keeping, kept
definition 1: to hold or continue to hold.
The bank will keep your money for you.
synonyms:
have, hold, possess
antonyms:
discard, lose, return, throw away
definition 2: to put or store.
You should keep milk in the refrigerator.
synonyms:
store
similar words:
collect, place, put
definition 3: to cause to remain in a certain place, state or position.
Please keep the baby quiet.Keep the dog outside for a few minutes.
similar words:
check, control, detain, hold, leave, limit, maintain, stay
definition 4: to continue.
Keep going along this road until you get to Main Street.
similar words:
continue
phrase: keep on
phrase: keep out
derivation: kept (adj.)