Definition of keep one's temper
- He was upset but kept his temper.
: to retain in one's possession or power
: to refrain from granting, giving, or allowing
: to have in control
: the means or provisions by which one is kept
: one that keeps or protects: such as
: fortress, castle
: heat of mind or emotion : proneness to anger : passion
: calmness of mind : composure
: state of feeling or frame of mind at a particular time usually dominated by a single strong emotion
: to dilute, qualify, or soften by the addition or influence of something else : moderate
: to anneal or toughen (glass) by a process of gradually heating and cooling
: to harden (a material, such as steel) by reheating and cooling in oil
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