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English definition of “keep sth up”

keep sth up

phrasal verb with keep     /kiːp/ verb (kept, kept)
to not allow something that is at a high level to fall to a lower level: We need to keep up the enthusiasm that we generated with the first advertising campaign.
to continue to do or pay something: The employees kept up their demands for better working conditions. When he lost his job, he wasn't able to keep up his loan repayments.
(Definition of keep sth up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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