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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theykeep to
he/she/itkeeps to
present participlekeeping to
past tensekept to
past participlekept to
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  1. 1
    keep something to something to prevent an amount or number from passing a limit
    You should keep your intake of alcohol to a minimum.
  2. 2
    keep to something to follow an agreement or a rule, by doing what you should do or what you said you would do
    Try to keep to a regular timetable of waking and sleeping.
    Always keep to the speed limit.
  3. 3
    keep to something to stay on a path, road etc when you are going somewhere
    You must keep to the path.
    They kept to the side of the field.
  4. 4
    keep to something to write or talk about the subject that you have started to talk about, and not any other subject
    I wish he’d just keep to the point.
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