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Keep still while I brush your hair.
People kept quiet because they were afraid.
I walked along the hall, keeping close to the side.
Keep her warm and give her plenty to drink.
Police tried to keep the two rival groups apart.
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.
I keep on telling you but you won't listen.
Keep taking the tablets.
I keep forgetting to put the answering machine on.
Sorry to keep you waiting.
She kept me talking for forty-five minutes.
We need more money to keep the farm going.
Don't go left down Priory Road: keep straight on.
Keep on until you reach the traffic lights.
I think we should keep this one and sell the others.
Read this letter carefully, and keep it in a safe place.
Where do you keep the washing powder?
Costs must be kept within reasonable limits.
If you cannot keep your appointment, please let us know.
I have tried to keep my promise.
He promised the family, and I think he will keep his word.
She keeps the family on two hundred pounds a week.
His pay doesn't even keep the family in food.
A few cows are kept to provide milk, cheese, and cream.
I have been keeping tropical fish for twenty years.
Perfume doesn't keep indefinitely, you know.
The sauce will keep for two weeks in the fridge.
Are you keeping well?
How are you keeping?
The secret of dieting is to keep at it.
I want you to keep this to yourself!
They were a quiet couple who kept themselves to themselves.
This is the British English definition of keep. View American English definition of keep.