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English definition of “keep”

keep

verb [T] (PROVIDE)    /kiːp/ (kept, kept)
C1 to provide yourself or another person with food , clothing , a home , and other things necessary for basic living : He wanted a job that would allow him to keep his family in comfort .Giving, providing and supplyingDefending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and saving
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