Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
Display options for sense: (gloss) "an example sentence"
- S: (v) keep, maintain, hold (cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., `keep clean') "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes"
- S: (v) continue, go on, proceed, go along, keep (continue a certain state, condition, or activity) "Keep on working!"; "We continued to work into the night"; "Keep smiling"; "We went on working until well past midnight"
- S: (v) keep, hold on (retain possession of) "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"; "She kept her maiden name after she married"
- S: (v) prevent, keep (stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state) "We must prevent the cancer from spreading"; "His snoring kept me from falling asleep"; "Keep the child from eating the marbles"
- S: (v) observe, keep (conform one's action or practice to) "keep appointments"; "she never keeps her promises"; "We kept to the original conditions of the contract"
- S: (v) observe, keep, maintain (stick to correctly or closely) "The pianist kept time with the metronome"; "keep count"; "I cannot keep track of all my employees"
- S: (v) keep (look after; be the keeper of; have charge of) "He keeps the shop when I am gone"
- S: (v) keep, maintain (maintain by writing regular records) "keep a diary"; "maintain a record"; "keep notes"
- S: (v) keep (supply with room and board) "He is keeping three women in the guest cottage"; "keep boarders"
- S: (v) retain, continue, keep, keep on (allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature) "We cannot continue several servants any longer"; "She retains a lawyer"; "The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff"; "Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on"; "We kept the work going as long as we could"; "She retained her composure"; "this garment retains its shape even after many washings"
- S: (v) sustain, keep, maintain (supply with necessities and support) "She alone sustained her family"; "The money will sustain our good cause"; "There's little to earn and many to keep"
- S: (v) keep, stay fresh (fail to spoil or rot) "These potatoes keep for a long time"
- S: (v) observe, celebrate, keep (behave as expected during of holidays or rites) "Keep the commandments"; "celebrate Christmas"; "Observe Yom Kippur"
- S: (v) keep, preserve (maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger) "May God keep you"
- S: (v) keep (raise) "She keeps a few chickens in the yard"; "he keeps bees"
- S: (v) keep open, hold open, keep, save (retain rights to) "keep my job for me while I give birth"; "keep my seat, please"; "keep open the possibility of a merger"
- S: (v) keep (store or keep customarily) "Where do you keep your gardening tools?"
- S: (v) keep (have as a supply) "I always keep batteries in the freezer"; "keep food for a week in the pantry"; "She keeps a sixpack and a week's worth of supplies in the refrigerator"
- S: (v) keep, maintain (maintain for use and service) "I keep a car in the countryside"; "She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips"
- S: (v) keep (hold and prevent from leaving) "The student was kept after school"
- S: (v) restrain, keep, keep back, hold back (prevent the action or expression of) "hold back your anger"; "keep your cool"; "she struggled to restrain her impatience at the delays"
- S: (v) preserve, keep (prevent (food) from rotting) "preserved meats"; "keep potatoes fresh"