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English definition of “keep (herself) to herself”

keep (herself) to herself

to spend a lot of time alone, not talking to other people very much: My neighbour was an elderly lady who kept to herself.AloneSeparateness and isolation in space
(Definition of keep (herself) to herself from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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