English definition of “keep”
/kip/ (past tense and past participle kept)
A2 to have something always, as your own: You can keep that dress if you like it. I kept every letter he ever sent to me.
keep doing something B1 to continue to do something, or to often do something: I keep telling her not to do it. He keeps hitting me.
B1 to delay someone or prevent someone from doing something: He’s very late – what’s keeping him? I’m so sorry to keep you waiting.