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How to Pronounce keep?

Correct pronunciation for the word "keep" is [kˈiːp], [kˈiːp], [k_ˈiː_p].

Definition of keep

  1. Care; condition, as the result of care; maintenance; that which protects; the central tower, innermost and strongest part, of a fendal castle, the place of final retreat when the garrison was hard pressed; a strong tower in the middle of a castle; a place of confinement.
  2. To hold or retain; to have in custody for security; to preserve; to protect; to detain; to tend; to feed; to attend to; to conduct; to fulfil; to perform; to observe; to maintain; to supply with necessaries of life; to have in pay; to remain in; to keep in. To keep back, to reserve; to withhold; to restrain. To keep company with; to associate with; to accompany. To keep down, to prevent from rising. To keep in, to prevent from escape; to restrain; to subdue. To keep off, to hinder from approach or attack. To keep under, to restrain. To keep up, to maintain; to prevent from falling or diminution. To keep out, to hinder from entering or taking possession. To keep house, to maintain a family state; to be confined. To keep from, to restrain; to prevent approach. To keep a term, in universities, to reside during a term. To keep on foot, to maintain ready for action.
  3. To remain in any state; to last; to endure; to lodge; to dwell. To keep from, to abstain; to refrain. To keep to, to adhere strictly. To keep on, to go forward; to proceed. To keep up, to remain unsubdued; to continue; not to cease.

Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language By Nuttall, P.Austin

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What is the present tense of Keep?

  • The personal forms of the verb "keep" in present tense are:

  • - I keep

  • - You keep

  • - He/She/It keeps

  • - We keep

  • - They keep
  • What is the past tense of Keep?

  • The personal forms of the verb "keep" in the past tense are as follows:

  • 1. I kept

  • 2. You kept

  • 3. He/She/It kept

  • 4. We kept

  • 5. You kept (plural)

  • 6. They kept
  • What is the adverb for keep?

    The adverb for the word "keep" is "keepsake".

    What is the adjective for keep?

    The adjective form of the word "keep" is "keeping"

    Usage over time for keep:

    This graph shows how "keep" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

    What is the plural form of keep?

    The plural of the "keep" can be the "keeps".

    What is the singular form of keep?

    The singular of the "keep" can be the "keep".

    Synonyms for Keep:


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