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Keep still while I brush your hair.
People kept quiet because they were afraid.
The kids keep cool by swimming in the river.
I walked along the hall, keeping close to the side.
Keep her warm and give her plenty to drink.
Christina kept her voice low.
The police tried to keep the two rival groups apart.
We want to keep the training school open.
Why can't we just keep things simple?
The patient is being kept under observation.
They do not understand the importance of keeping costs under control.
Sorry to keep you waiting.
She kept me talking for forty-five minutes.
I think we should keep this one car and sell the others.
Read this letter carefully, and keep it in a safe place.
Where do you keep the detergent?
She keeps the family on two hundred dollars a week.
His pay doesn't even keep the family in food.
This is the American English definition of keep. View British English definition of keep.
a sweet brown food eaten as a sweet or used for flavouring other food
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