Definition - keeping

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  1. the act of retaining something
  2. prevent (food) from rotting; "preserved meats"; "keep potatoes fresh"
  3. supply with room and board; "He is keeping three women in the guest cottage"; "keep boarders"
  4. raise; "She keeps a few chickens in the yard"; "he keeps bees"
  5. the responsibility of a guardian or keeper; "he left his car in my keeping"
  6. stick to correctly or closely;
  7. keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"; "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes"
  8. conformity or harmony; "his behavior was not in keeping with the occasion"
  9. maintain by writing regular records; "keep a diary"; "maintain a record"; "keep notes"
  10. continue a certain state, condition, or activity; "Keep on working!"; "We continued to work into the night"; "Keep smiling"; "We went on working until well past midnight"
  11. supply with necessities and support; "She alone

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