Significado de "keep" - Learner’s Dictionary

keep

verb uk us /kiːp/ (past tense and past participle kept)
HAVE [ T ]

A2 to have something permanently or for the whole of a period of time:

You can keep that dress if you like it.
He borrowed my bike and kept it all week.
I kept my last car for two years.
keep sth in/on, etc

A2 to regularly store something in a particular place:

I think he keeps his keys in the desk drawer.
We'll keep your application on file.
keep doing sth

B1 to continue to do something, or to do something repeatedly:

My diets never work, but I keep trying.
I keep telling her not to leave her clothes on the floor.
He keeps hitting me.
keep (sb/sth) awake/clean/safe, etc

A2 to remain in a particular state or make someone or something remain in a particular state:

Thick socks help me keep warm.
He goes jogging twice a week to keep fit.
He keeps his car spotlessly clean.
keep sb/sth in/inside, etc

to make someone or something stay in the same place:

They will keep her at home for a few more days.
MAKE DO STH [ T ]

B1 to make someone do something that stops them doing something else:

[ + doing sth ] She kept me talking for ages.
Sorry to keep you waiting.
Don't let me keep you from your work.
keep a secret

B1 to not tell anyone a secret

keep a promise/your word, etc

B2 to do what you have promised to do

keep an appointment

to meet someone when you have arranged to meet them

MAKE LATE [ T ]

to make someone arrive later than they planned:

I was expecting you at six - what kept you?
WRITE [ T ]

B2 to write down something in order to remember it:

to keep records/notes
FOOD [ I ]

B2 If food or drink keeps, it remains fresh.

PROVIDE MONEY [ T ]

to provide enough money for someone to live:

I can't keep a family on that salary.
ANIMALS [ T ]

B2 to have and look after animals:

Our neighbours keep pigs.
keep sb going

(Definición de keep verb del Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)