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"keep sth down" in British English

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keep sth down

phrasal verb with keep uk /kiːp/ 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)

"keep sth down" in Business English

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keep sth down

phrasal verb with keep uk /kiːp/ us 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)