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keep

noun [no plural]
 
 
/kiːp/
the money needed to pay for someone to eat and live in a place: He earns his keep working in a garage.Giving, providing and supplyingCosts and expenses
Translations of “keep”
in Korean 생활비…
in Arabic مَصاريف…
in Portuguese sustento, meios de sustento, manutenção…
in Catalan manutenció…
in Japanese 生活費…
in Italian sostentamento, mantenimento…
in Chinese (Traditional) 生計, 生活費用…
in Russian стол и жилье, содержание…
in Turkish geçim için gerekli para…
in Chinese (Simplified) 生计, 生活费用…
in Polish utrzymanie…
(Definition of keep noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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