Translation of "keep" - English-Turkish dictionary


verb uk /kiːp/ us 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.
keep sth in/on, etc

A2 to regularly store something in a particular place

saklamak, bulundurmak
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

ısrarla yapmaya devam etmek, sürdürmek
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

aynı durumda/konumda/şartta kalmak/kalmasını sağlamak
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

içerde tutmak, alıkoymak
They will keep her at home for a few more days.

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

meşgul etmek, oyalamak, alıkoymak
[ + 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

sır tutmak
keep a promise/your word, etc

B2 to do what you have promised to do

sözünü tutmak, vaadini yerine getirmek
keep an appointment

to meet someone when you have arranged to meet them

randevuya gitmek/gelmek

to make someone arrive later than they planned

geciktirmek, alıkoymak, engel olmak
I was expecting you at six - what kept you?

B2 to write down something in order to remember it

not almak, bir köşeye yazmak
to keep records/notes
FOOD [ I ]

B2 If food or drink keeps, it remains fresh.

taze kalmak, bozulmamak

to provide enough money for someone to live

bakmak, geçimini sağlamak, aileyi geçindirmek
I can't keep a family on that salary.

B2 to have and look after animals

hayvan beslemek
Our neighbours keep pigs.
keep sb going

to provide what someone needs for a short period of time

(açlık, susuzluk vs.) gidermek, bastırmak, tutmak, geçici bir süre yetmek
Dinner is at eight, but I had an apple to keep me going.
→ See also keep your cool , keep a straight face , keep your fingers crossed , put/keep sb in the picture , keep a low profile , keep a tight rein on sb/sth , keep tabs on sb/sth , keep sb on their toes

(Translation of “keep verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)