keep one's silence

Definition of keep one's silence

:to not tell anyone about something
  • He vowed to keep his silence about what he had seen.

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

silence play
  1. : forbearance from speech or noise : muteness

  2. : absence of sound or noise : stillness

  3. : absence of mention:

  1. : to compel or reduce to silence : still

  2. : suppress

  3. : to cause to cease hostile firing or criticism


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