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English definition of “keep to sth”

keep to sth

(SUBJECT) phrasal verb with keep     /kiːp/ verb (kept, kept)
B2 If you keep to a particular subject , you only talk about that subject : For heaven's sake let's keep to the point or we'll never reach any decisions .Limiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding
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