keep from

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of keep from

1 :to not do or experience (something)
  • She found it hard to keep from laughing.
  • It's difficult to keep from feeling worried about this situation.
  • It was hard to keep from confusing the twins.
2 :to prevent or stop (someone or something) from doing or experiencing (something)
  • She's been trying to keep herself from eating too much candy.
  • An umbrella will keep you from getting wet.
  • I don't want to keep you from (doing) your work.
3 :to not tell (something) to (someone)
  • What information are you keeping from me?
  • They think the government is keeping the truth from us.

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


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