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keep from
keep going
keep guard
keep head
keep head above water
keep house
keep in
keep in line
keep in mind
keep in sight
keep in touch
keep mum
keep nose clean
keep note
keep off
keep on about
keep on at
keep one's distance
keep one's eyes off
keep one's eyes open
keep one's eyes peeled
keep one's eyes skinned
keep one's hand in
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keep one's mouth shut
keep one's nose clean
keep one's nose to the grindstone
keep one's shoulder to the wheel
keep open

keep on definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: 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" [syn: retain, continue, keep, keep on]

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. see keep 7 2. If you keep someone on, you continue to employ them, for example after they are old enough to retire or after other employees have lost their jobs. Sometimes they keep you on a bit longer if there's no one quite ready to step into your shoes... PHRASAL VERB: V n P

Moby Thesaurus

abide, bide, carry on, cease not, continue, continue to be, defeat time, defy time, drag on, dwell, endure, exist, extend, go along, go on, hold, hold on, hold out, hold steady, jog on, keep, keep at, keep at it, keep busy, keep driving, keep going, keep moving, keep trying, keep up, last, last long, last out, linger, live, live on, live through, maintain, never cease, not accept compromise, peg away, perdure, perennate, persevere, persist, plug away, prevail, remain, run, run on, slog on, stagger on, stand, stay, stay on, subsist, survive, sustain, tarry, tide over, wear, wear well



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