keep under

  1. to remain or cause to remain below (a surface)

  2. (tr, adverb) to cause to remain unconscious

  1. (tr, adverb) to hold in submission

Words Nearby keep under

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How to use keep under in a sentence

  • An effusively amiable evangelist bobs up almost immediately,—one of those fellows whom no amount of snubbing can keep under.

    Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska | Charles Warren Stoddard
  • They couldn't keep under cover all the way, for they had to cross the bridge, and I happened to see 'em then.

    The Black Pearl | Mrs. Wilson Woodrow