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keeping

 
Noun keeping has 3 senses
  1. keeping - conformity or harmony; "his behavior was not in keeping with the occasion"
    --1 is a kind of
    conformity, conformation, compliance, abidance
    Derived form: verb keep5
  2. guardianship, keeping, safekeeping - the responsibility of a guardian or keeper; "he left his car in my keeping"
    --2 is a kind of duty, responsibility, obligation
    --2 has particulars: hands, custody
    Derived form: verb keep7
  3. retention, keeping, holding - the act of keeping in your possession
    --3 is a kind of possession, ownership
    --3 has particulars: withholding; storage
    Derived form: verb keep3
Verb keep has 22 senses
  1. keep, maintain, hold - 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"
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s something Adjective/Noun
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
  2. continue, go on, proceed, go along, keep - 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"
    --2 is one way to act, move
    Sample sentence:
    They keep moving
  3. keep, hold on - retain possession of; "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"; "She kept her maiden name after she married"
    --3 is one way to have, have got, hold
    Antonyms: lose
    Derived form: noun keeping3
    Sample sentence:
    They keep the money
  4. prevent, keep - prevent 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"
    Sample sentence:
    They keep him from writing the letter
  5. observe, keep - conform one's action or practice to; "keep appointments"; "she never keeps her promises"; "We kept to the original conditions of the contract"
    Derived form: noun keeping1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. observe, keep, maintain - observe correctly or closely; "The pianist kept time with the metronome"; "keep count"; "I cannot keep track of all my employees"
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  7. keep - look after; be the keeper of; have charge of; "He keeps the shop when I am gone"
    --7 is one way to
    have, have got, hold
    Derived forms: noun keeper1, noun keeper2, noun keeping2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  8. keep, maintain - maintain by writing regular records; "keep a diary"; "maintain a record"; "keep notes"
    --8 is one way to record, enter, put down
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  9. keep - supply with room and board; "He is keeping three women in the guest cottage"; "keep boarders"
    --9 is one way to
    lodge, accommodate
    Sample sentence:
    Sam cannot keep Sue
  10. retain, continue, keep, keep on, keep going - allow to remain in a place or position; "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"
    --10 is one way to prolong, sustain, keep up
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  11. sustain, keep, maintain - 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"
    --11 is one way to have, have got, hold
    Derived form: noun keep1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  12. keep, stay fresh - fail to spoil or rot; "These potatoes keep for a long time"
    --12 is one way to stay, remain, rest
    Sample sentence:
    This food does keep well
  13. observe, celebrate, keep - celebrate, as of holidays or rites; "Keep the commandments"; "celebrate Christmas"; "Observe Yom Kippur"
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  14. restrain, suppress, keep, keep back, hold back - keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool"
    --14 is one way to prevent, keep
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
  15. keep, preserve - maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger; "May God keep you"
    --15 is one way to protect
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  16. keep - raise; "She keeps a few chickens in the yard"; "he keeps bees"
    --16 is one way to
    grow, raise, farm, produce
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  17. keep open, hold open, keep, save - retain rights to; "keep my job for me while I give birth"; "keep my seat, please"; "keep open the possibility of a merger"
    --17 is one way to reserve, hold, book
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  18. keep - store or keep customarily; "Where do you keep your gardening tools?"
    --18 is one way to
    store
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  19. keep - 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"
    --19 is one way to
    have, have got, hold
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  20. keep, maintain - maintain for use and service; "I keep a car in the countryside"; "She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips"
    --20 is one way to have, have got, hold
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  21. keep - hold and prevent from leaving; "The student was kept after school"
    --21 is one way to
    confine, detain
    Derived form: noun keep3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  22. preserve, keep - prevent (food) from rotting; "preserved meats"; "keep potatoes fresh"
    --22 is one way to cook, fix, ready, make, prepare
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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