one's keep

Definition of one's keep

  1. :  the amount of money a person needs to pay for food, clothing, a place to live, etc. —used in the phrase earn one's keep She's been living off her parents long enough. It's time for her to get a job and start earning her keep.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to take notice of by appropriate conduct :  fulfill: such as

    :  to be faithful to

    :  to act fittingly in relation to

  1. :  custody, charge

    :  maintenance

    :  one that keeps or protects: such as

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to criticize severely

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