Definition - kept

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  1. prevent (food) from rotting; "preserved meats"; "keep potatoes fresh"
  2. supply with room and board; "He is keeping three women in the guest cottage"; "keep boarders"
  3. stick to correctly or closely;
  4. raise; "She keeps a few chickens in the yard"; "he keeps bees"
  5. maintain by writing regular records; "keep a diary"; "maintain a record"; "keep notes"
  6. 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"
  7. supply with necessities and support; "She alone sustained her family"; "The money will sustain our good cause"; "There's little to earn and many to keep"
  8. 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"
  9. hold and prevent from leaving; "The student was kept after school"
  10. maintain in safety

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