keep (someone or something) going

idiom

1
: to make (someone) able to continue doing something at a difficult time
I don't know what keeps her going after all these years.
Their grandson is the only thing keeping them going.
2
: to cause (something) to continue to exist or function
They tried everything they could think of to keep the business going.
He kept the conversation going.

Examples of keep (someone or something) going in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the recent experimentations proved a way for chefs to keep going during the pandemic, when many restaurants had to shut down or close temporarily. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 26 Apr. 2023 One thing the Lakers hope to keep going is the excellent play from Hachimura off their bench. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 21 Apr. 2023 The response — 17,000 views and a comments section full of people asking for life advice — made Chiusano keep going. Ct Jones, Rolling Stone, 19 Apr. 2023 So, if the number on the scale doesn't change right away, don't give up—keep going. Sarah Felbin, Women's Health, 18 Apr. 2023 The Clippers and Suns keep going back-and-forth in the fourth quarter. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 16 Apr. 2023 For example, guests can get on board in Zurich, make their way to Lucerne to view the stunning lake, continue on to the mountain village of Interlaken, keep going toward Montreux at Lake Geneva, view the Matterhorn in Zermatt, and more. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 13 Apr. 2023 Felicia: Maybe that’s a bad thing, but anyway, keep going. How To Save A Country, The New Republic, 6 Apr. 2023 Apart from tiles that create repeating patterns, which have infinitely many rings, no one had ever found a tile that could keep going for more than six rings. Erica Klarreich, Quanta Magazine, 4 Apr. 2023

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“Keep (someone or something) going.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/keep%20%28someone%20or%20something%29%20going. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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