keep down

verb
kept down; keeping down; keeps down

Definition of keep down

transitive verb

1 : to keep in control keep expenses down
2 : to prevent from growing, advancing, or succeeding

First Known Use of keep down

1548, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Keep down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/keep%20down. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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