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Part of speech: Verb

To have the care of; guard; preserve; support; perform or observe; as, to keep a rule; maintain; as, to keep a servant; fulfil; as, to keep a promise; supply with the necessaries of life; detain; confine; hold back; as, to keep a secret.

Part of speech: Verb

To remain in any state or condition; as, she keeps cheerful; stay.

Part of speech: Noun

Means or provision by which one is kept; the stronghold or donjon of an ancient castle.

Part of speech: Past tense


Part of speech: Past participle


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