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90s Slang You Should Know

keep under

to remain or cause to remain below (a surface)
(transitive, adverb) to cause to remain unconscious
(transitive, adverb) to hold in submission
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  • But we had to keep under cover as much as possible, so we couldn't tell just when we might be near it.

    Into the Jaws of Death Jack O'Brien
  • His knees didn't seem to keep under him good and his back was bowed.

    The Man Next Door Emerson Hough
  • I will take the wheel, and do you tell every one to keep under cover.

    The Angel of the Revolution George Griffith
  • They think we will shoot them down, and might keep under cover while we were escaping.

  • It still rained incessantly, and the riders were glad enough to keep under the densest trees they could find.

    An Undivided Union Oliver Optic
  • Now swim back to land, but keep under water as much as you can.

  • Philoctetes filled the Greek stage with his lamentations; Hercules himself, when in fury, does not keep under his grief.

    The Aesthetical Essays Friedrich Schiller
  • Now, I'm going to tell you something you're to keep under your own hat.

    A Texas Ranger William MacLeod Raine

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