Phrasal verbs with Keep
Here is a list of phrasal verbs with 'Keep'
Keep atto continue doing or working on something:
- Don't give up and keep at it.
Keep awayto not approach someone or something:
- Keep away from the cliff edge.
Keep back1. (S) to refuse to tell someone all that you know about something:
- I know she's keeping something back.
- She struggled to keep back the tears.
- He kept back part of the money for himself.
Keep down1. (S) to prevent something from increasing or getting bigger:
- They need to keep expenses down.
- He can't keep anything down at all.
- My people have been kept down for decades.
Keep from1. to stop yourself from doing something:
- I could hardly keep from crying.
- Why are you keeping the truth from me?
Keep in withBritish English, informal. to try to be friendly with someone:
- I think I must keep in with the boss.
Keep inBritish English. to make someone stay in a particular place, especially after school as a punishment, or to make someone to stay in hospital:
- He has been kept in for observation.
Keep off1. (S) to avoid touching someone or something:
- Keep your hands off me!
- Please keep off the grass.
- I'm trying to keep off alcohol.
Keep onto continue doing something:
- He kept on writing.
Keep outto not enter something, or to prevent someone or something from entering something:
- The notice said, "Keep out!".
Keep out ofInformal. to avoid being involved in something:
- You'd better keep your nose out of my business.
Keep to1. to stay somewhere; to not leave something:
- Please keep to the path.
- He has not kept to the plan.
Keep to yourselfBritish English. to avoid spending time with other people:
- He was a quiet shy man who kept to himself all the time.
Keep up1. to continue to do or provide something:
- Keep up the good work!
- Salaries have not always keep up with inflation.
- Could you slow down - I can't keep up.
- We try to keep up with the latest developments.
- You kept me up all night.
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