verb keps, kepping or keppit (ˈkɛpɪt)

(tr) Scot and Northern English dialect to catch

Word Origin for kep

from keep (in obsolete sense: to put oneself in the way of)
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Examples from the Web for kep

Historical Examples of kep

  • I had also kep some good coffee warm for her, and some toast and steak.

    Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 4.

    Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)

  • Spinnin'-wheels out in the shed chamber, where his gran'mother Hooper kep' 'em?

    Tiverton Tales

    Alice Brown

  • Sure, yes,” he nodded emphatically, “I planted it that a-ways to kep it from the dirt.

    The Night Riders

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • That was why he kep' in hidin' an' didn't let Ann know where he was.

    Mary Louise in the Country

    L. Frank Baum (AKA Edith Van Dyne)

  • To think as her and Mr. Gold should ha' kep' single one for another.

    Aunt Rachel

    David Christie Murray