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Synonyms for keep

remain

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continue

hold on to

stay fresh

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  • stay fresh
  • be suitable
  • be safe to eat
  • remain flavoursome

associate with

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  • associate with
  • mix with
  • mingle with
  • hang out with
  • hang with
  • be friends with
  • consort with
  • run around with
  • hobnob with
  • socialize with
  • hang about with
  • fraternize with

for keeps

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keep at it

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keep away

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keep off something

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keep on about something

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  • go on about
  • go on and on about
  • ramble on about
  • rant on about
  • talk constantly about

keep on at someone

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keep someone down

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keep something back: suppress

keep something back: restrain

keep something from someone

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  • hide something
  • keep someone in the dark
  • conceal something
  • mask something
  • keep something secret
  • obscure something

keep something up: continue

keep something up: maintain

Synonyms for keep

to have and maintain in one's possession

to have for sale

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to supply with the necessities of life

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to have or put in a customary place

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to remain fresh and unspoiled

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to persevere in some condition, action, or belief

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to hold oneself back

to carry out the functions, requirements, or terms of

to mark (a day or an event) with ceremonies of respect, festivity, or rejoicing

keep back: to have and maintain in one's possession

keep off: to turn or drive away

keep on: to continue without halting despite difficulties or setbacks

keep out: to keep from being admitted, included, or considered

keep up: to keep in a condition of good repair, efficiency, or use

Synonyms for keep

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

a cell in a jail or prison

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continue a certain state, condition, or activity

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

conform one's action or practice to

stick to correctly or closely

maintain by writing regular records

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supply with room and board

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

supply with necessities and support

fail to spoil or rot

behave as expected during of holidays or rites

maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger

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raise

retain rights to

store or keep customarily

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have as a supply

maintain for use and service

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hold and prevent from leaving

References in classic literature ?
These said that the choir would keep up their lacerating attempts at melody until they would bring down a storm some day that would sink the ship.
It's a sure good idea to keep an eye out for town sites all the way up.
This is the key of the castle gate; the other opens the keep.
From either side they were sweeping down from room to room and from bastion to bastion in the direction of the keep.
I'll expect you to earn your keep, and no mistake about that.
I didn't say that Matthew and I had absolutely decided that we wouldn't keep her.
Well, let's all make a few, just for the fun of it, and see if we can keep them," I said.
The Captain of the ship was not afraid, because he had seen storms before, and had sailed his ship through them in safety; but he knew that his passengers would be in danger if they tried to stay on deck, so he put them all into the cabin and told them to stay there until after the storm was over, and to keep brave hearts and not be scared, and all would be well with them.
They keep chopping and changing their bits of land.
He could not keep it to himself; and on board ship there is only one man to whom it is worth while to unburden yourself.
into, to be kept dry, either from rain or the spray of the sea; and a little, long, hollow place I cut in the inside of the boat, where I could lay my gun, making a flap to hang down over it to keep it dry.
that is, to be a servant), though I was so young; and I told my nurse, as we called her, that I believed I could get my living without going to service, if she pleased to let me; for she had taught me to work with my needle, and spin worsted, which is the chief trade of that city, and I told her that if she would keep me, I would work for her, and I would work very hard.
I thought I might as well keep them to myself as have them swallowed up alive too; so I kept them in a box, looking over them when I felt in the humour.
Keep me here all my life long; but pray, pray send them back.
As long as you travel with us, keep as near me as you can.