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verb (preposition)

to adhere to or stand by or cause to adhere to or stand byto keep to a promise
to confine or be confined to
keep to oneself
  1. (intr) to avoid the society of others
  2. (tr) to refrain from sharing or disclosing
keep oneself to oneself to avoid the society of others

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keep to

1

Adhere to, conform to, as in Let's keep to the original purpose of this will. [Early 1600s]

2

Confine oneself to, as in Whenever she didn't feel well, she kept to her bed. Also see keep to oneself.

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