keep on

Definition of keep on

1 informal :to continue happening, doing something, working, etc.
  • The rain kept on throughout the day.
  • He talked and talked. At one point I thought he would keep on all night.
  • She kept on talking after I told her to be quiet.
2 :to continue to have (someone) as an employee
  • The chef was kept on even after the restaurant was sold.

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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