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Pronounce Keep as K EH EH P.

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Phonetic transcription for keep

  • Traditional IPA Phonetic transcription of keep: | kɛɛp |
  • Modern IPA Phonetic transcription of keep: | kɛɛp |

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Meanings for keep

to save or hold on to

support, keep, livelihood, living, bread and butter, sustenance(noun)

the financial means whereby one lives

"each child was expected to pay for their keep"; "he applied to the state for support"; "he could no longer earn his own livelihood"

keep, donjon, dungeon(noun)

the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress

hold, keep(verb)

a cell in a jail or prison

keep, maintain, hold(verb)

keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"

"hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes"

continue, go on, proceed, go along, keep(verb)

continue a certain state, condition, or activity

"Keep on working!"; "We continued to work into the night"; "Keep smiling"; "We went on working until well past midnight"

keep, hold on(verb)

retain possession of

"Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"; "She kept her maiden name after she married"

prevent, keep(verb)

stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state

"We must prevent the cancer from spreading"; "His snoring kept me from falling asleep"; "Keep the child from eating the marbles"

observe, keep(verb)

conform one's action or practice to

"keep appointments"; "she never keeps her promises"; "We kept to the original conditions of the contract"

observe, keep, maintain(verb)

stick to correctly or closely

"The pianist kept time with the metronome"; "keep count"; "I cannot keep track of all my employees"


look after; be the keeper of; have charge of

"He keeps the shop when I am gone"

keep, maintain(verb)

maintain by writing regular records

"keep a diary"; "maintain a record"; "keep notes"


supply with room and board

"He is keeping three women in the guest cottage"; "keep boarders"

retain, continue, keep, keep on(verb)

allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature

"We cannot continue several servants any longer"; "She retains a lawyer"; "The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff"; "Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on"; "We kept the work going as long as we could"; "She retained her composure"; "this garment retains its shape even after many washings"

sustain, keep, maintain(verb)

supply with necessities and support

"She alone sustained her family"; "The money will sustain our good cause"; "There's little to earn and many to keep"

keep, stay fresh(verb)

fail to spoil or rot

"These potatoes keep for a long time"

observe, celebrate, keep(verb)

behave as expected during of holidays or rites

"Keep the commandments"; "celebrate Christmas"; "Observe Yom Kippur"

restrain, keep, keep back, hold back(verb)

keep under control; keep in check

"suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool"

keep, preserve(verb)

maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger

"May God keep you"



"She keeps a few chickens in the yard"; "he keeps bees"

keep open, hold open, keep, save(verb)

retain rights to

"keep my job for me while I give birth"; "keep my seat, please"; "keep open the possibility of a merger"


store or keep customarily

"Where do you keep your gardening tools?"


have as a supply

"I always keep batteries in the freezer"; "keep food for a week in the pantry"; "She keeps a sixpack and a week's worth of supplies in the refrigerator"

keep, maintain(verb)

maintain for use and service

"I keep a car in the countryside"; "She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips"


hold and prevent from leaving

"The student was kept after school"

preserve, keep(verb)

prevent (food) from rotting

"preserved meats"; "keep potatoes fresh"

the act or activity of keeping something in an existing and usually satisfactory condition

the keep of the stable is mainly left to the two equine-loving daughters

to mark with an appropriate practice, rite, or ceremony

keep the Sabbath by not working

to continue to have in one's possession or power the money is yours to keep

keep my secret and don't tell it to anyone

to do what is required by the terms of

make sure you keep your promise to help out at the homeless shelter

to place somewhere for safekeeping or ready availability

I keep extra toothbrushes for unexpected overnight guests

to pay the living expenses of

agreed to keep both of their children in off-campus housing until they graduated and found jobs

to look after and make decisions about

enlisted a relative to keep the store while she was away

to keep from exceeding a desirable degree or level (as of expression)

try to keep your composure no matter what happens

to drive danger or attack away from

may God bless and keep you

Example Sentences of keep

I keep a dog.

Can I keep it?

I keep my word.

Keep me posted.

Can I keep this?

I keep sneezing.

Keep me advised.

Keep me updated.

I keep a journal.

Keep me informed.

Synonyms for keep

support backup supporting reinforcement sustainment backing funding nutrition nutriment financial support accompaniment alimentation reenforcement victuals life bread and butter hold dungeon musical accompaniment maintenance aliment sustenance animation donjon sustentation living upkeep financial backing documentation nourishment livelihood aliveness clutch grip storage area delay cargo hold detainment handle clasp appreciation handgrip wait cargo area detention postponement custody cargo deck clench clutches grasp time lag accommodate harbor book retain conserve moderate view as apply hold back harbour take hold exert bind hold on hold up entertain continue stay fresh wield take have concord go along check make give go for take for throw defy control go on celebrate hold open proceed obligate keep up carry observe adjudge have got concur nurse assert curb defend uphold save confine preserve prevent arrest restrain declare withstand agree deem keep open halt keep on asseverate obtain maintain guard oblige contain keep back sustain prevail reserve admit hold in bear slide by play along pass on stay on pass off remain progress persist in go forward advance lapse move extend slip by fall out come on come about come up elapse go happen occur pass move on glide by bear on stay slip away cover take place go by hap carry on march on stop hang on persist hang in persevere hold the line forestall foreclose forbid preclude detect keep an eye on find notice abide by honor remark watch over take note watch follow honour mention respect discover note get corroborate affirm nurture nourish confirm suffer prolong substantiate lionise lionize fete intimidate hold off throttle restrict withhold trammel encumber turn back cumber forbear constrain conceal bound limit spare pull through economize carry through make unnecessary salvage lay aside economise relieve salve redeem save up write deliver bring through protect conduct detain fulfil obey refrain suppress repress tend haunt frequent adhere to practise binder hold fast take care of be faithful to be true to stand by solemnize commemorate do honor to abide lodge dwell endure last stronghold maintaining keeping gardez retaining kept maintained stick garde keeps care and feeding conservation conserving preservation preserving answer complete comply (with) fill fulfill meet satisfy put up reposit store stow provide (for) administer administrate direct govern guide manage operate overlook oversee preside (over) regulate run steward superintend supervise bridle inhibit measure pull in rein (in) rule tame bulwark fence fend forfend safeguard screen secure shield ward

Keep in different languages

  • احتفظ, يحتفظArabic
  • главна кула Bulgarian
  • guardar desar continuar seguir homenatge torre mestra torre de l'homenatge Catalan
  • pokračovat nechat si Czech
  • cadw gorthwr Welch
  • borgtårn barfred kernetårn Danish
  • heraushalten weiter bewahren behalten weiterhin aufheben fernhalten aushalten halten erhalten lebensunterhalt German
  • κρατώ κεντρικός πύργος Greek
  • guardar mantener continuar permanecer seguir quedar criar torre del homenaje Spanish
  • pysyä pitää tehdä jotakin jatkuvasti jatkaa säilyttää keskustorni elanto Finnish
  • garder continuer conserver donjon French
  • fierdergean, hâldeFrisian
  • comhlíon coinnigh coimeád daingean doinsiún Irish
  • cùm, glèidh, daingneachScots Gaelic
  • kitart tart eltart vártorony Hungarian
  • պահպանել պահել շարունակել Armenian
  • simpan menjaga Indonesian
  • rimanere tenere seguitare trattenere continuare restare torrione mantenimento Italian
  • 保持, 継続, 維持, 抑止, 飼う, 保つ, 確保, 留まる, 続行Japanese
  • მთავარი გოდოლი Georgian
  • кармоо, улантуу, сактоо, башкы мунараKirghiz
  • teneo reservare retinere Latin
  • чува држи главна кула издршка Macedonian
  • സൂക്ഷിക്കുക സംരക്ഷിക്കുക സംരക്ഷണം Malayalam
  • behouden houden Dutch
  • fortsette beholde bevare forpleining underhold borgtårn Norwegian
  • deixar manter guardar seguir conter continuar permanecer criar manter-se torre de menagem apoio Portuguese
  • ține păstra Romanian
  • продолжить содержать сохранять остаться хранить сохранить оставаться сдержать продолжать держать сдерживать Russian
  • hålla bevara fortsätta behålla Swedish
  • เก็บ, คอย, หมั่น, เอาไว้Thai
  • saklamak tutmak bakmak devam etmek durmak Turkish
  • триматиUkrainian
  • giữ Vietnamese
  • kipön, kipedönVolapuk
  • wårderWalloon

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