keep in

verb (mainly adverb)

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

Nearby words

  1. keep cool,
  2. keep down,
  3. keep fit,
  4. keep from,
  5. keep house,
  6. keep in mind,
  7. keep in the dark,
  8. keep in touch,
  9. keep in with,
  10. keep it up

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