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 safe, happy, quiet, etc, you stay that way.
    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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