keeping

All Verb Noun
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  • German soldiers were kept as forced labour for many years after the war.
  • As a result, they may keep on learning new material throughout their career.
  • In time, money was also given to children to keep for themselves.
  • He was allowed to keep a personal guard of six hundred men.
  • The number of sets was often kept to a small number as well.
  • It was to be the last line of defence before the keep itself.
  • He would have kept working on it, like he did on all of his films.
  • He brought home enough orders to keep the company in business.
  • This results in it nearly always keeping the same face turned towards Earth.
  • Many lived double lives, keeping their private lives secret from their professional ones.
  • The board had to take a vote every year on whether to keep a teacher.
  • Individuals appear to be able to keep track of the current location of their family members.
  • But he could not be kept away from the sea.
  • The patient may be kept in the hospital for up to thirty hours.
  • These problems had been known for long by the management but were kept hidden.
  • He kept writing short fiction but found it impossible to get published.
  • "You are going to speak to my father about having a good look-out kept?" Cited from The Ocean Cat's Paw, by George Manville Fenn
  • Until recently the government did not keep data on race.
  • Most of them still keep their traditional ways of life.
  • In keeping with the move to a professional military, this article was dropped.
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Root form of keeping is keep for the verb.

Words starting with keeping

Meaning of keeping

  • noun Conformity or harmony
    his behavior was not in keeping with the occasion
  • verb Keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"
    hold in place, She always held herself as a lady, The students keep me on my toes
  • verb Retain possession of
    Can I keep my old stuffed animals?, She kept her maiden name after she married
  • verb Look after; be the keeper of; have charge of
    He keeps the shop when I am gone
  • verb Maintain by writing regular records
    keep a diary, maintain a record, keep notes
  • verb Supply with room and board
    He is keeping three women in the guest cottage, keep boarders
  • verb Fail to spoil or rot
    These potatoes keep for a long time
  • verb Maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger
    May God keep you
  • verb Raise
    She keeps a few chickens in the yard, he keeps bees
  • verb Store or keep customarily
    Where do you keep your gardening tools?
  • verb Have as a supply
    I always keep batteries in the freezer, keep food for a week in the pantry, She keeps a sixpack and a week's worth of supplies in the refrigerator
  • verb Maintain for use and service
    I keep a car in the countryside, She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips
  • verb Hold and prevent from leaving
    The student was kept after school