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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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But the days are long gone when women assumed that having a child meant interrupting your career ambitions for four or five years and just working where you could to keep the wolf from the door.
While millions of workers in this country scrabble for zero-hours contracts, short-term employment, a few hours here or there, anything to keep the wolf from the door, these pampered prostitutes of capitalism steal whatever they like.
BUSINESSMAN Albert Low employed a Chinese dragon and a ceremonial lion to keep the wolf from the door of his factory.
John Akehurst's father Reg was the king of the handicap plots in his time and while son may not follow father to the letter, he knows how to keep the wolf from the door.
Panini and salads will keep the wolf from the door at lunchtime.
All the strength you had and more, To keep the wolf from the door.
Meanwhile, Ray tries to keep the wolf from the door after Angela announces that she's selling the flat.
Lord Newborough added: "With the pressure on farming we have to look at other opportunities to keep the wolf from the door.
Go for the chef 's choice at lunchtime and the same family can keep the wolf from the door for around pounds 20 or less.
That will help keep the wolf from the door," said Keith Fairbrother, the Coventry chairman.
Don't worry too much about the future - perhaps take a part time job to keep the wolf from the door and relieve the tension by using this time to get out socially.
Unfortunately, that money had to go straight to the bank to reduce debt and keep the wolf from the door.