kept Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “kept” in the English Dictionary

"kept" in British English

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keptverb

uk   us   /kept/
past simple and past participle of keep

keptadjective

uk   us   /kept/ usually humorous
kept woman/man someone who does not ​work but is ​instead given ​money and a ​place to ​live by the ​person she or he is having a ​sexualrelationship with
(Definition of kept from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"kept" in American English

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kept

 us   /kept/
past simple and past participle of keep
(Definition of kept from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"kept" in Business English

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keptverb

uk   us   /kept/
past simple and past participle of keep
(Definition of kept from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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