- have or retain possession of；put or store in a regular place
- food, clothes, and other essentials for living；the cost of basic living essentials.
verb: keep, 3rd person present: keeps, gerund or present participle: keeping, past tense: kept, past participle: kept
noun: keep, plural noun: keeps
- 1. have or retain possession of return one copy to me, keeping the other for your files my father would keep the best for himself
- ▪ put or store in a regular place his personal work was kept securely in an upstairs studio 同義詞
- 2. cause to continue in a specified condition, position, course, etc. the guidance system keeps the machine on course he kept his eyes on the road 同義詞
- ▪ continue in a specified condition, position, course, etc. I kept quiet while Emily talked on keep left along the wall 同義詞
- ▪ continue doing or do repeatedly or habitually he keeps going on about the murder 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of a perishable commodity) remain in good condition fresh ginger does not keep well
- ▪ retain one's place in or on (a seat or saddle, the ground, etc.) against opposition or difficulty are you able to keep your saddle?
- ▪ make (someone) do something for a period of time I have kept her waiting too long
- ▪ delay or detain; cause to be late I won't keep you, I know you've got a busy evening 同義詞
- ▪ archaic continue to follow (a way, path, or course) the friars and soldiers removed, keeping their course toward Jericho
- 3. provide for the sustenance of (someone) he had to keep his large family in the manner he had chosen 同義詞
- ▪ own and look after (an animal) for pleasure or profit they raised pigs and kept a pony or two 同義詞
- ▪ own and manage (a shop or business). 同義詞
- ▪ guard; protect the boy keeps the sheep “God keep you,” he muttered 同義詞
- ▪ support (someone, especially a woman) financially in return for sexual favors a kept woman
- 4. honor or fulfill (a commitment or undertaking) I'll keep my promise, naturally 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ observe (a religious occasion) in the prescribed manner today's consumers do not keep the Sabbath 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ pay due regard to (a law or custom) if you kept small rules, you could break the big ones 同義詞 反義詞
- 5. make written entries in (a diary) on a regular basis the master kept a weekly journal
- ▪ write down as (a record) keep a note of the whereabouts of each item
- 1. food, clothes, and other essentials for living working overtime to earn his keep
- ▪ the cost of basic living essentials.
- 2. archaic charge; control if from shepherd's keep a lamb strayed far
- 3. the strongest or central tower of a castle, acting as a final refuge.