keep (someone) at it

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of keep (someone) at it

: to force or cause (someone) to continue doing something
  • The coach kept us (hard) at it until late afternoon.

Word by Word Definitions

keep play
  1. : to retain in one's possession or power

  2. : to refrain from granting, giving, or allowing

  3. : to have in control

  1. : the means or provisions by which one is kept

  2. : one that keeps or protects: such as

  3. : fortress, castle

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody


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