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keeps

verb , present tense third-person singular of keep

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1 to mark with an appropriate practice, rite, or ceremony
  • keep the Sabbath by not working
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2 to continue to have in one's possession or power
  • the money is yours to keep
  • keep my secret and don't tell it to anyone
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3 to do what is required by the terms of
  • make sure you keep your promise to help out at the homeless shelter
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4 to place somewhere for safekeeping or ready availability
  • I keep extra toothbrushes for unexpected overnight guests
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5 to pay the living expenses of
  • agreed to keep both of their children in off-campus housing until they graduated and found jobs
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6 to look after and make decisions about
  • enlisted a relative to keep the store while she was away
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7 to keep from exceeding a desirable degree or level (as of expression)
  • try to keep your composure no matter what happens
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8 to drive danger or attack away from
  • may God bless and keep you
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