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British Dictionary definitions for keep in

keep in

verb (mainly adverb)
  1. (intr; also preposition) to stay indoors
  2. (tr) to restrain (an emotion); repress
  3. (tr) to detain (a schoolchild) after hours as a punishment
  4. (of a fire) to stay alight or to cause (a fire) to stay alight
  5. (tr, prep) to allow a constant supply ofher prize money kept her in new clothes for a year
  6. keep in with to maintain good relations with
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