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keep sth down

phrasal verb with keep uk   us   /kiːp/ verb (kept, kept)
  • (FOOD)

to be ​able to ​eat or ​drink something without ​vomiting: On the ​day after her ​operation she couldn't ​keep anything down.
(Definition of keep sth down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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keep sth down

phrasal verb with keep uk   us   /kiːp/ verb (kept, kept)
to ​control the ​size or ​number of something and prevent it from ​increasing: To have any chance against the ​competition, we need to ​keep our ​prices down.
(Definition of keep sth down from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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