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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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  • "keep under the clothes and you'll be all right," returned Dick soothingly.

  • His knees didn't seem to keep under him good and his back was bowed.

    The Man Next Door

    Emerson Hough
  • There was no method observed—no attempt to keep under cover.

    The War Trail Mayne Reid
  • They think we will shoot them down, and might keep under cover while we were escaping.

  • It was important to keep under the shelter of the trees as long as we could.

    With Axe and Rifle W.H.G. Kingston
  • Now swim back to land, but keep under water as much as you can.

  • Now, I'm going to tell you something you're to keep under your own hat.

    A Texas Ranger William MacLeod Raine
  • But she had also the pony to keep under, and he required both hands.

    Missy Miriam Coles Harris

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