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1    a thin length of cord, twine, fibre, or similar material used for tying, hanging, binding, etc.  
2    a group of objects threaded on a single strand  
a string of beads     
3    a series or succession of things, events, acts, utterances, etc.  
a string of oaths     
4    a number, chain, or group of similar things, animals, etc., owned by or associated with one person or body  
a string of girlfriends     
5    a tough fibre or cord in a plant  
the string of an orange, the string of a bean     
6      (Music)   a tightly stretched wire, cord, etc., found on stringed instruments, such as the violin, guitar, and piano  
7       short for       bowstring  
8      (Architect)      short for       string course       stringer       1  
9      (Maths, linguistics)   a sequence of symbols or words  
10      (Linguistics)   a linear sequence, such as a sentence as it is spoken  
11      (Physics)   a one-dimensional entity postulated to be a fundamental component of matter in some theories of particle physics  
   See also       cosmic string  
12      (Billiards)      another word for       lag   1       6  
13    a group of characters that can be treated as a unit by a computer program  
14    pl; usually preceded by: the  
a    violins, violas, cellos, and double basses collectively  
b    the section of a symphony orchestra constituted by such instruments  
15    pl   complications or conditions (esp. in the phrase no strings attached)  
16    modifier   composed of stringlike strands woven in a large mesh  
a string bag, string vest     
17    first (second, etc.) string   a person or thing regarded as a primary (secondary, etc.) source of strength  
18    keep on a string          to have control or a hold over (a person), esp. emotionally  
19    pull strings  
Informal   to exert personal influence, esp. secretly or unofficially  
20    pull the strings   to have real or ultimate control of something  
      vb   , strings, stringing, strung  
21    tr   to provide with a string or strings  
22    tr   to suspend or stretch from one point to another  
23    tr   to thread on a string  
24    tr   to form or extend in a line or series  
25    foll by: out   to space or spread out at intervals  
26    tr; usually foll by: up  
Informal   to kill (a person) by hanging  
27    tr   to remove the stringy parts from (vegetables, esp. beans)  
28    intr   (esp. of viscous liquids) to become stringy or ropey  
29    tr; often foll by: up   to cause to be tense or nervous  
30      (Billiards)      another word for       lag   1       3  
     (Old English streng; related to Old High German strang, Old Norse strengr; see strong)  
  stringlike      adj  
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      vb   , keeps, keeping, kept  
1    tr   to have or retain possession of  
2    tr   to have temporary possession or charge of  
keep my watch for me during the game     
3    tr   to store in a customary place  
I keep my books in the desk     
4    to remain or cause to remain in a specified state or condition  
keep the dog quiet, keep ready     
5    to continue or cause to continue  
keep the beat, keep in step     
6    tr   to have or take charge or care of  
keep the shop for me till I return     
7    tr   to look after or maintain for use, pleasure, etc.  
to keep chickens, keep two cars     
8    tr   to provide for the upkeep or livelihood of  
9    tr   to support financially, esp. in return for sexual favours  
he keeps a mistress in the country     
10    to confine or detain or be confined or detained  
11    to withhold or reserve or admit of withholding or reserving  
your news will keep till later     
12    tr   to refrain from divulging or violating  
to keep a secret, keep one's word     
13    to preserve or admit of preservation  
14    tr; sometimes foll by: up   to observe with due rites or ceremonies  
to keep Christmas     
15    tr   to maintain by writing regular records in  
to keep a diary     
16    when intr, foll by: in, on, to, etc.   to stay in, on, or at (a place or position)  
please keep your seats, keep to the path     
17    tr   to associate with (esp. in the phrase keep bad company)  
18    tr   to maintain in existence  
to keep court in the palace     
19    tr     (Chiefly Brit)   to have habitually in stock  
this shop keeps all kinds of wool     
20    how are you keeping?   how are you?  
21    keep tabs on  
Informal   to keep a watchful eye on  
22    keep track of      See       track       14  
23    keep time      See       time       42  
24    keep wicket   to play as wicketkeeper in the game of cricket  
25    you can keep it  
Informal   I have no interest in what you are offering  
26    living or support  
he must work for his keep     
27    Archaic   charge or care  
28      (Also called)    dungeon, donjon   the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress  
29    Informal  
a    completely; permanently  
b    for the winner or possessor to keep permanently,   (See also)        keep at       keep away       keep back       keep down       keep from       keep in       keep off       keep on       keep out       keep to       keep under       keep up  
     (Old English cepan to observe; compare Old Saxon kapon to look, Old Norse kopa to stare)  

keep at  
      vb   prep  
1    intr   to persevere with or persist in  
2    tr   to constrain (a person) to continue doing (a task)  
keep away  
      vb   adv; often foll by: from  
1    to refrain or prevent from coming (near)  
2    to stop using, touching, etc.  
keep back  
      vb   adv; often foll by: from  
1    tr   to refuse to reveal or disclose  
2    to prevent, be prevented, or refrain from advancing, entering, etc.  
keep down  
      vb   adv, mainly tr  
1    to repress; hold in submission  
2    to restrain or control  
he had difficulty keeping his anger down     
3    to cause not to increase or rise  
prices were kept down for six months     
4    intr   not to show oneself to one's opponents; lie low  
5    to cause (food) to stay in the stomach; not vomit  
keep fit  
a    exercises designed to promote physical fitness if performed regularly  
b    (as modifier)  
keep-fit classes     
keep from  
      vb   prep  
1    foll by a gerund   to prevent or restrain (oneself or another); refrain or cause to refrain  
2    tr   to protect or preserve from  
keep in  
      vb   mainly adv  
1    intr; also prep   to stay indoors  
2    tr   to restrain (an emotion); repress  
3    tr   to detain (a schoolchild) after hours as a punishment  
4    (of a fire) to stay alight or to cause (a fire) to stay alight  
5    tr, prep   to allow a constant supply of  
her prize money kept her in new clothes for a year     
6    keep in with   to maintain good relations with  
keep off  
1    to stay or cause to stay at a distance (from)  
2    prep   not to eat or drink or prevent from eating or drinking  
3    prep   to avoid or cause to avoid (a topic)  
4    intr, adv   not to start  
the rain kept off all day     
keep on  
      vb   adv  
1    to continue or persist in (doing something)  
keep on running     
2    tr   to continue to wear  
3    tr   to continue to employ  
the firm kept on only ten men     
4    intr; foll by: about   to persist in talking (about)  
5    intr; foll by: at   to nag (a person)  
keep out  
      vb   adv  
1    to remain or cause to remain outside  
2    keep out of  
a    to remain or cause to remain unexposed to  
keep out of the sun     
b    to avoid or cause to avoid  
the boss is in an angry mood, so keep out of her way     
keep to  
      vb   prep  
1    to adhere to or stand by or cause to adhere to or stand by  
to keep to a promise     
2    to confine or be confined to  
3    keep to oneself  
a    intr   to avoid the society of others  
b    tr   to refrain from sharing or disclosing  
4    keep oneself to oneself   to avoid the society of others  
keep under  
1    to remain or cause to remain below (a surface)  
2    tr, adv   to cause to remain unconscious  
3    tr, adv   to hold in submission  
keep up  
      vb   adv  
1    tr   to maintain (prices, one's morale) at the present level  
2    intr   to maintain a pace or rate set by another  
3    intr; often foll by: with   to remain informed  
to keep up with technological developments     
4    tr   to maintain in good condition  
5    tr   to hinder (a person) from going to bed at night  
the excitement kept the children up well past their bedtime     
6    keep it up   to continue a good performance  
7    keep one's chin up   to keep cheerful under difficult circumstances  
8    keep one's end up   to maintain one's stance or position against opposition or misfortune  
9    keep up with   to remain in contact with, esp. by letter  
10    to keep up with (the Joneses)  
Informal   to compete with (one's neighbours) in material possessions, etc.  

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1    conserve, control, hold, maintain, possess, preserve, retain  
2    accumulate, amass, carry, deal in, deposit, furnish, garner, heap, hold, pile, place, stack, stock, store, trade in  
3    care for, defend, guard, look after, maintain, manage, mind, operate, protect, safeguard, shelter, shield, tend, watch over  
4    board, feed, foster, maintain, nourish, nurture, provide for, provision, subsidize, support, sustain, victual  
5    accompany, associate with, consort with, fraternize with  
6    arrest, block, check, constrain, control, curb, delay, detain, deter, hamper, hamstring, hinder, hold, hold back, impede, inhibit, keep back, limit, obstruct, prevent, restrain, retard, shackle, stall, withhold  
7    adhere to, celebrate, commemorate, comply with, fulfil, hold, honour, obey, observe, perform, respect, ritualize, solemnize  
8    board, food, livelihood, living, maintenance, means, nourishment, subsistence, support  
9    castle, citadel, donjon, dungeon, fastness, stronghold, tower  
,       vb   abandon, discard, disregard, expedite, free, give up, ignore, liberate, lose, release, speed  

keep at     
be steadfast, carry on, complete, continue, drudge, endure, finish, grind, labour, last, maintain, persevere, persist, remain, slave, stay, stick, toil  
keep back  
1    check, constrain, control, curb, delay, hold back, keep a tight rein on, limit, prohibit, restrain, restrict, retard, withhold  
2    censor, conceal, hide, keep dark, keep under one's hat, reserve, suppress, withhold  
keep on     
carry on, continue, endure, last, persevere, persist, prolong, remain  
keep up     
balance, compete, contend, continue, emulate, keep pace, maintain, match, persevere, preserve, rival, sustain, vie  

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keep at, keep from, keep away, keep back

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keep informed of changes
"Please, keep me posted on your project`s progress."
positive outburst of emotion; the final word in a string of lyrics by Michael Jackson.
calm down!
continue to have something; keep something
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