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verb [L only + adj, T] (STAY)    /kiːp/ (kept, kept)
A2 to (cause to) stay in a particular place or condition: I wish you'd keep quiet. I like to keep busy. Keep left (= stay on the road to the left) at the traffic lights. Can you keep the dog outside, please? [+ obj + adj ] Close the door to keep the room warm. The noise from their party kept me awake half the night.Keeping and staying the sameNot able to be changed
(Definition of keep verb (STAY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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