keep

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keep is part of the Basic English 850.
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keep is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
keep

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Plain form
keep

Third person singular
keeps

Simple past
kept

Past participle
kept

Present participle
keeping

  1. When you keep something for someone, you make something safe.
    I will keep your money for you.
  2. When you keep something, you do not give it back.
    Keep the change.
  3. (linking) When you keep, you stay.
    Keep quiet.

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Noun[change]

Singular
keep

Plural
keeps

  1. A keep is a special safe area of a castle.
    The king lived in the keep during the battle.

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