keep/stay mum

Definition of keep/stay mum

informal
:to not tell anyone (about something)
  • She told him to keep/stay mum about the project.

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

stay play
  1. : a large strong rope usually of wire used to support a mast

  2. : guy:1

  1. : to secure upright with or as if with stays

  2. : to incline (a mast) forward, aft, or to one side by the stays

  3. : to go about : tack

  1. : to stop going forward : pause

  2. : to stop doing something : cease

  3. : to continue in a place or condition : remain

  1. : the action of halting : the state of being stopped

  2. : a stopping or suspension of procedure or execution by judicial or executive order

  3. : self-control, moderation

  1. : one that serves as a prop : support

  2. : a thin firm strip (as of plastic) used for stiffening a garment or part (such as a shirt collar)

  3. : a corset stiffened with bones

  1. : to provide physical or moral support for : sustain

  2. : to fix on something as a foundation

mum play
  1. : silent

  1. : to perform in a pantomime

  2. : to go about merrymaking in disguise during festivals

  1. : a strong ale or beer

  1. : chiefly British spelling of mom

  1. : chrysanthemum


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