keep one's temper

Definition of keep one's temper

  1. :  to remain calm :  to not become angry, begin shouting, etc. He was upset but kept his temper.

Word by Word Definitions

keepplay
  1. :  to retain in one's possession or power

    :  to refrain from granting, giving, or allowing

    :  to have in control

  1. :  the means or provisions by which one is kept

    :  one that keeps or protects: such as

    :  fortress, castle

temperplay
  1. :  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

  1. :  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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