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keep sth down

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

(FOOD)

to be able to eat or drink something without vomiting: On the day after her operation she couldn't keep anything down.

(SIZE)

B2 to control the size or number of something and prevent it from increasing: We need to work hard to keep our prices down. I'm going to sleep, so will you try to keep the noise down?
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