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English definition of “keep sb in”

keep sb in

phrasal verb with keep     /kiːp/ verb (kept, kept)
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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