keep in

verb(mainly adverb)
  1. (intr; also preposition) to stay indoors

  2. (tr) to restrain (an emotion); repress

  1. (tr) to detain (a schoolchild) after hours as a punishment

  2. (of a fire) to stay alight or to cause (a fire) to stay alight

  3. (tr, prep) to allow a constant supply of: her prize money kept her in new clothes for a year

  4. keep in with to maintain good relations with

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How to use keep in in a sentence

  • “They usually keep in-doors at this time of day, madam,” Charley said.

    Santa F's Partner | Thomas A. Janvier
  • She told Phoebe, and they bound his brows with a wet handkerchief, and advised him to keep in-doors.

    A Simpleton | Charles Reade