Meaning of “keeping” in the English Dictionary

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"keeping" in British English

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keepingnoun

uk /ˈkiː.pɪŋ/ us /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.
in safe keeping

being carefully taken care of:

I left my son in safe keeping with my mother.

(Definition of “keeping” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"keeping" in American English

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keepingnoun

us /ˈki·pɪŋ/

doing something you promised or had scheduled:

We all get together for dinner once a month, in keeping with (= following) family tradition.

(Definition of “keeping” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"keeping" in Business English

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keepingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkiːpɪŋ/ us

the act of keeping or protecting something:

The keeping of accurate records relating to staff absence is absolutely essential.

(Definition of “keeping” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)