1 [intransitive] to stay in a state, position, or place without changing or moving:
- Keep still while I brush your hair.
- People kept quiet because they were afraid of being found.
- The kids keep cool by swimming in the river.
- I walked along the hall, keeping close to the side.
1a. [transitive] to make someone or something stay in a state, position, or place:
- Keep her warm and give her plenty to drink.
- Christina kept her voice low.
- The police tried to keep the two rival groups apart.
- We want to keep the training school open.
- Why can’t we just keep things simple?
1b. [transitive] keep someone/something under something to continue to watch or control something or someone:
- The patient is being kept under observation.
- keep something under control: They do not understand the importance of keeping costs under control.
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