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English definition of “keeping”

keeping

noun     /ˈkiː.pɪŋ/
in your keeping If something is in your keeping, you are taking care of it: I left my car in her keeping when I went abroad .Treating and caring for people in safe keeping being carefully taken care of: I left my son in safe keeping with my mother .Treating and caring for people
(Definition of keeping noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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