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keel a structural part extending lengthwise down the bottom center of the hull of a boat or ship, important for stability in water. [4 definitions]
keelhaul to punish (someone) by submerging and dragging under the bottom of a vessel and up the other side. [2 definitions]
keelless combined form of keel.
keel over to faint or fall over suddenly.
keelson a timber or girder in the hull of a ship, fastened above and parallel to the keel to add structural strength.
keen1 extremely sharp; able to cut readily and finely. [4 definitions]
keen2 a loud, mournful wailing for the dead. [2 definitions]
keep to hold or retain possession of. [14 definitions]
keep an eye on to watch or tend with care.
keep an eye out to be watchful or closely attentive.
keep a secret to refrain from revealing a secret.
keep a stiff upper lip to face with courage such difficulties as sorrow, disappointment, or pain.
keep at continue one's persistence with (some activity).
keeper one that keeps. [5 definitions]
keep good time of a clock or watch, to operate well and accurately show the time. [2 definitions]
keep house to clean, cook, and take care of other typical household tasks.
keeping logical or appropriate conformity. [3 definitions]
keep in mind to hold (something) in one's memory and not forget it; remember.
keep in touch to remain in contact; keep up communication (often fol. by "with").
keep on to continue to do something, esp. when stopping might be expected or desired. [2 definitions]
keep one's balance to stay upright.