Definition - keep up

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keep up
  1. prevent from going to bed at night; "The anticipation of the trip kept the children up all night"; "I kept myself up all night studying for the exam"
  2. keep informed; "He kept up on his country's foreign policies"
  3. maintain a required pace or level; "He could not keep up and dropped out of the race"
  4. keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction; "We preserve these archeological findings"; "The old lady could not keep up the building"; "children must be taught to conserve our national heritage"; "The museum curator conserved the ancient manuscripts"
  5. keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction; "We preserve these archeological findings"; "The old lady could not keep up the building"; "children must be taught to conserve our national heritage"; "The museum curator conserved the an
  6. lengthen or extend in duration or space; "We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible"; "prolong the treatm