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English definition of “keep sb in”

keep sb in

verb uk phrasal verb with keep   /kiːp/ (kept, kept) us  
B1 to make a child stay inside as a punishment, or to make someone stay in hospital: They kept her in overnight for observation.Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
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