Definition - keeping

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keeping
  1. have as a supply; "I always keep batteries in the freezer"; "keep food for a week in the pantry"; "She keeps a sixpack and a week's worth of supplies in the refrigerator"
  2. the act of retaining something
  3. store or keep customarily; "Where do you keep your gardening tools?"
  4. the responsibility of a guardian or keeper; "he left his car in my keeping"
  5. retain rights to;
  6. conformity or harmony; "his behavior was not in keeping with the occasion"
  7. allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature; "We cannot continue several servants any longer"; "She retains a lawyer"; "The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff"; "Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on"; "We kept the work going as long as we could"; "She retained her composure"; "this garment retains its shape even after many washings"
  8. keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep y

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