Übersetzung von “keep” — Englisch–Italienisch Wörterbuch


verb uk /kiːp/ us /kip/ past tense and past participle kept

A2 to have something always, as your own

conservare, tenere
You can keep that dress if you like it. Puoi tenere quel vestito se ti piace.
I kept every letter he ever sent to me. Ho conservato ogni lettera che mi ha mai mandato.
keep something in, on, etc. something

A2 to always put something in a particular place

tenere qualcosa in, sopra, ecc. qualcosa
I keep the keys in the drawer. Tengo le chiavi nel cassetto.
keep (someone/something) awake, clean, safe, etc.

A2 to make someone or something stay in a particular state

tenere qualcuno/qualcosa sveglio, pulito, sicuro, ecc., tenersi sveglio, pulito, sicuro, ecc.
This coat should keep you warm. Questo cappotto dovrebbe tenerti caldo.
He keeps his car very clean. Tiene la macchina molto pulita.
keep doing something

B1 to continue to do something, or to often do something

continuare a fare qualcosa
I keep telling her not to do it. Continuo a dirle di non farlo.
He keeps hitting me. Continua a picchiarmi.

B1 to delay someone or prevent someone from doing something

He’s very late – what’s keeping him? È molto in ritardo – che cosa lo trattiene?
I’m so sorry to keep you waiting. Mi dispiace di farla aspettare.

to write something down in order to remember it

tenere (nota)
Remember to keep a record of how much money you spend. Ricorda di tenere un resoconto di quanto spendi.
Keep a list of the missing items. Tieni una lista degli articoli mancanti.

If food or drink keeps, it stays fresh.

The fish will keep for only two days. Il pesce si manterrà solo per due giorni.

to have and take care of animals

Our neighbours keep chickens. I nostri vicini tengono i polli.
noun [ no plural ] uk /kiːp/ us /kip/

the money needed to pay for someone to eat and live in a place

sostentamento, mantenimento
He earns / his keep working in a garage. Si mantiene lavorando in un’officina meccanica.

(Übersetzung von “keep” aus dem Cambridge Englisch–Italienisch Wörterbuch © Cambridge University Press)