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keep someone

verb phrase

To support and maintain someone for sexual purposes: She has ''an old man'' who ''keeps'' her/ Maybe some day some guy'll even keep me (1560+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • They'd have to keep someone to do nothing but answer the telephone all day.

    The Judge Rebecca West
  • Then, as if to keep someone out, closed the door and propped herself against it.

    The Phantom Violin Roy J. Snell
  • Madam Carrington said they tried to keep someone with them all the time.

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