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1. keep

verb. ['ˈkiːp'] keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean".

Synonyms

  • hold over
  • maintain
  • bear on
  • uphold
  • continue
  • carry on
  • pressurise
  • housekeep
  • conserve
  • preserve
  • distance
  • hold

Antonyms

  • close
  • far
  • nearness
  • recede

Etymology

  • kepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cepan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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2. away

adverb. ['əˈweɪ'] from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete).

Synonyms

  • forth

Antonyms

  • exact
  • right

Etymology

  • onweg (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. keep

verb. ['ˈkiːp'] retain possession of.

Synonyms

  • hold on
  • harbor
  • lay in
  • salt away
  • keep back
  • hold back
  • deduct
  • recoup
  • have
  • carry over
  • save
  • harbour
  • stack away
  • hold
  • deny
  • hive away
  • have got
  • keep open
  • hold open
  • hold over
  • preserve
  • store
  • stash away
  • withhold
  • retain
  • put in

Antonyms

  • allow
  • non-volatile storage
  • nonvolatile storage
  • forget

Etymology

  • kepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cepan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. keep

verb. ['ˈkiːp'] continue a certain state, condition, or activity.

Synonyms

  • keep going
  • go along
  • bear on
  • uphold
  • go on
  • continue
  • act
  • proceed
  • ride
  • carry on
  • preserve
  • move
  • hold

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • dematerialize
  • dematerialise
  • go off

Etymology

  • kepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cepan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. keep

verb. ['ˈkiːp'] stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state.

Synonyms

  • keep away
  • hinder
  • impede
  • shut
  • blank
  • shut out
  • keep out
  • exclude
  • defend
  • wash out
  • hold
  • prevent

Antonyms

  • admit
  • let
  • unavailable
  • disassemble

Etymology

  • kepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cepan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. away

adverb. ['əˈweɪ'] from one's possession.

Antonyms

  • inaccuracy

Etymology

  • onweg (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. away

adverb. ['əˈweɪ'] out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts).

Antonyms

  • internal

Etymology

  • onweg (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. keep

verb. ['ˈkiːp'] conform one's action or practice to.

Synonyms

  • observe

Antonyms

  • disqualify
  • dull

Etymology

  • kepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cepan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. keep

verb. ['ˈkiːp'] look after; be the keeper of; have charge of.

Synonyms

  • maintain
  • have
  • conserve
  • preserve
  • keep up
  • hold

Antonyms

  • hydrate
  • unwire
  • unlock
  • unpin

Etymology

  • kepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cepan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. keep

verb. ['ˈkiːp'] stick to correctly or closely.

Synonyms

  • maintain

Antonyms

  • erase
  • derestrict

Etymology

  • kepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cepan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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