Definition Keep

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to keep: to guard, to store, to maintain, to conserve, to hold on to, to retain
We will keep your belongings until you get out of jail.
Let's keep this discreet. Please don't tell anyone.

This is an irregular verb:
I keep / I kept / I have kept

to keep (on) doing something: to continue, to carry on, to go on, to persist in doing something


  • "Bruno : Listen, Brian, I'm sorry but we both agreed, if I let you become president of Europe AND keep your job at Delavigne, you would need to be willing to make some sacrifices."
  • "We've finally reached the jewel room, where I keep my jewels."
  • "Bob the Brit : You heard the man, now keep your hands up!"
  • "Susie : I'm fine, I just keep misunderstanding what you're saying to me."
  • "Remember, eat lots of carrots to keep your hair nice and shiny."
  • "Bruno's dad : Where did you say Bruno kept his dirty magazine?"
  • "Only serve to keep reminding me of how much I missed you."
  • "Plus you keep yelling "man overboard" while using the toilet."
  • "Bruno : I said 'sometimes I keep a pen'."
  • "I have managed to smuggle some of my favorite French foods through customs, including a very smelly camembert that I have kept in my trousers."

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