present tense third-person singular of keep
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as in stores
to place somewhere for safekeeping or ready availability I keep extra toothbrushes for unexpected overnight guests

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as in maintains
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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“Keeps.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/keeps. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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