Definition of keep after
- My kids kept after me to quit smoking, so I finally did.
- I wasn't going to audition, but my friends kept after me.
- The teacher kept him after (school) for misbehaving in class.
: to retain in one's possession or power
: to refrain from granting, giving, or allowing
: to have in control
: the means or provisions by which one is kept
: one that keeps or protects: such as
: fortress, castle
: following in time or place : afterward, behind, later
: subsequently to the time when
: later in time
: located toward the rear and especially toward the stern of a ship or tail of an aircraft
used with a present participle to indicate action completed and especially just completed
used as the first part of a compound to indicate an event or entity that follows or results from the thing denoted by the second part of the compound
used as the first part of a compound to indicate an event or entity of the same nature as the thing denoted by the second part of the compound but which follows that event or entity and is less intense or significant
the rear or lower part
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