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Definizione monolingua keep


keep


Verb

keep (third-person singular simple present keeps, present participle keeping, simple past and past participle kept)


  1. (transitive) to maintain possession of
    I keep a small stock of painkillers for emergencies.
  2. (transitive) to maintain the condition of
    I keep my specimens under glass to protect them.
  3. (transitive, archaic) To remain in, to be confined to
    • 1605, William Shakespeare, King Lear, III.ii,
      The wrathful skies / Gallow the very wanderers of the dark / And make them keep their caves.
  4. (obsolete) to wait for, keep watch for
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book VIII:
      And than Sir Trystrames rode prevayly unto the posterne where kepte hym La Beale Isode, and there she made hym grete chere, and thanked God of his good spede.
  5. (transitive) to restrain
    I keep my brother out of trouble by keeping him away from his friends and hard at work.
  6. (transitive) to protect, guard (someone from something)
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.viii:
      cursse on thy cruell hond, / That twise hath sped; yet shall it not thee keepe / From the third brunt of this my fatall brond [...].
    May the Lord keep you from harm.
  7. (intransitive) to continue
    I keep taking the tablets, but to no avail.
  8. (intransitive) to remain edible or otherwise usable
    Potatoes can keep if they are in a root cellar.
    Latex paint wont keep indefinitely.
  9. (intransitive, copulative) to remain in a state
    The rabbit avoided detection by keeping still.
  10. (intransitive, cricket) to act as wicket-keeper
    Godfrey Evans kept for England for many years.
  11. (transitive, of animals) to raise; to care for
    • 1914, Robert Joos, Success with Hens, Forbes & company, page 217:
      Of course boys are boys and need watching, but there is little watching necessary when they keep chickens.
    • 2011 December 14, Steven Morris, “Devon woman jailed for 168 days for killing kitten in microwave”, Guardian:
      Jailing her on Wednesday, magistrate Liz Clyne told Robins: ""You have shown little remorse either for the death of the kitten or the trauma to your former friend Sarah Knutton."" She was also banned from keeping animals for 10 years.
  12. (transitive) to supply with necessities and financially support a person
Noun

Wikipedia keep (plural keeps)


  1. (obsolete) Care, notice
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book VII:
      So Sir Gareth strayned hym so that his olde wounde braste ayen on bledynge; but he was hote and corragyous and toke no kepe, but with his grete forse he strake downe the knyght [...].
  2. (historical) The main tower of a castle or fortress, located within the castle walls.
  3. The food or money required to keep someone alive and healthy; ones support, maintenance.
    He works as a cobblers apprentice for his keep.


Definizione italiano>inglese keep

tenere
  to maintain possession of
  to maintain the condition of; to preserve
conservare
  Mantenere il possesso di qualcosa.
  To maintain possession of something.
continuare
  to continue
trattenere
  to restrain
  Tenere fermo qualcosa in modo da impedirgli di procedere oltre.
  Mantener algo encerrado de manera de impedir que se aleje.
restare
  to remain in, to be confined to
rimanere
  to remain in, to be confined to
torrione
  main tower
compiere
eseguire
osservare
salvare
mantenimento
  support
maschio
  La torre più alta e più fortificata di un castello.
  Highest and most fortified tower of a castle.
seguitare
  to continue
alloggiare
alzare
amministrare
appoggiare
assicurare
avere
castello
completare
comprendere
controllare
custodire
dongione
durare
economizzare
fare la guardia
fortezza
immagazzinare
impedire
lasciare
mantenere
mantenersi
mastio
non restituire
occupare
percepire
permanere
perseverare
poggiare
preservare
prigione
promettere
proteggere
ricordare
riempire
riparare
riservare
risparmiare
rispettare
ritenere
serbare
sostenere
sostentamento
stare
supervisionare

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