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English definition of “keep”

keep

verb [I + -ing verb] (CONTINUE DOING)    /kiːp/ (kept, kept) (also keep on)
B1 to continue doing something without stopping, or to do it repeatedly: He keeps trying to distract me. I keep on thinking I've seen her before somewhere. I kept hoping that he'd phone me.Continue and last
(Definition of keep verb (CONTINUE DOING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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