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English definition of “keep sb on”

keep sb on

phrasal verb with keep
/kiːp/ verb (kept, kept)
HR to continue to employ someone: We're sorry, but we can only keep you on for another month.
(Definition of keep sb on from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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