Definition - keeping

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keeping
  1. behave as expected during of holidays or rites; "Keep the commandments"; "celebrate Christmas"; "Observe Yom Kippur"
  2. conform one's action or practice to; "keep appointments"; "she never keeps her promises"; "We kept to the original conditions of the contract"
  3. prevent (food) from rotting; "preserved meats"; "keep potatoes fresh"
  4. supply with room and board; "He is keeping three women in the guest cottage"; "keep boarders"
  5. stick to correctly or closely; "The pianist kept time with the metronome"; "keep count"; "I cannot keep track of all my employees"
  6. raise; "She keeps a few chickens in the yard"; "he keeps bees"
  7. the act of retaining something
  8. maintain by writing regular records; "keep a diary"; "maintain a record"; "keep notes"
  9. 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"
  10. the responsibility