keep quiet

idiom

Definition of keep quiet 

1 : to not say anything or make any noise He thought about telling the police what he knew, but he decided to keep quiet. Please keep quiet during the movie.

2 : to not say anything about (something) She kept her plans quiet.

3 : to prevent (someone or something) from making noise She gave the dog a bone to keep him quiet.

4 : to prevent (someone) from revealing information about something They paid money to the witness to keep him quiet.

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