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keep

(Continue), verb be constant, be steadfast, carry forward, carry on, endure, extend, forge ahead, go on, keep going, last, lengthen, live on, maintain, move ahead, never cease, perpetuate, perseverare, persevere, persist, press onward, progress, prolong, pursue, remain, run on, stay, stick to, support, survive, sustain, wear

keep

(Fulfill), verb abide by, acknowledge, adhere to, be faithful to, be true to, carry out, celebrate, complete, comply with, conform to, discharge, follow, heed, honor, live up to, make good, meet, observare, perform, regard, respect, retinere, satisfy, stand by

keep

(Restrain), verb arrest, bar, block, cage, check, cohibere, confine, constrain, contain, control, curb, delay, deprive, detain, deter, enclose, foil, frustrate, halt, hamper, hinder, hold, hold back, hold in, hold up, impede, inhibit, obstruct, prevent, prohibit, restrict, retard, retinere, shut in, shut up, stay, stifle, stop, stymie, suppress, thwart, withhold

keep

(Shelter), verb accumulate, amass, bank, cache, care for, cause to endure, cause to last, cherish, cling to, condere, conserve, deposit, embrace, foster, guard, have, hold, husband, keep alive, keep safe, lay aside, lay away, look after, maintain, nurture, pile up, possess, preserve, protect, put aside, put away, reserve, retain, retard decay, safeguard, save, secure, shelter, spare, store, support, take care of, tend, treasure, watch over
See also: accompany, adhere to, care, concern, conserve, constrict, continue, detain, employ, endure, fulfill, fund, harbor, hoard, hold, inhibit, jail, last, livelihood, obey, observe, occupy, own, perform, persevere, possess, preserve, prolong, protect, remain, reserve, restrain, retain, save, store, subsidize, sustenance, uphold, withhold
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The researchers found that among boys in each class, those who had repeated a year were "significantly" shorter than those who had never been kept back a grade.
I have not kept back your loving kindness from the great congregation.
Charlie Egerton's gelding was unlucky to bump into an aboveaverage rival when second on his debut at Fakenham in January and has been kept back for a summer campaign because of his preference for quick ground.
They have now decided that if a child before going to secondary school hasn't quite grasped the three Rs then that child will be kept back in primary school to more or less retake the exams.
So she kept back and suddenly out of the rhododendron bushes burst Olwen, her black hair streaming in the wind.
At least pounds 86m is estimated to have been kept back nationally last year.
Bernadette Heywood, 37, kept back the cash which customers had paid to settle their legal bills at Millichip's, in High Street.
The rest of the tickets were kept back for Friends of St David's Hall.
As expected, Skimming went to the front early, and the usually aggressive Dixie Dot Com was kept back by jockey David Flores.
From this amount, pounds 37m is kept back at County Hall.
THE hearts of 1,500 babies are to be returned to parents in the West Midlands after an outcry that organs were being kept back for research.