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English definition of “keep sth to yourself”

keep sth to yourself

verb uk phrasal verb with keep   /kiːp/ (kept, kept) us  
C2 to keep something secret: I don't want everyone to know, so if you could keep it to yourself I'd appreciate it.Secrecy and privacy
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