keep company with

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of keep company with

: to spend time with (someone)
  • He has been keeping company with a gang of known criminals.
usually used figuratively
  • In her garden, roses keep company with lilies.

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

company play
  1. : association with another : fellowship

  2. : companions, associates

  3. : visitors, guests

  1. : accompany

  2. : associate


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