keep in


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keep (someone or an animal) in

to make someone or an animal stay inside. I will have to keep Billy in until his cold is better. Keep the dog in. It's too cold for her to go out. Keep in the children and the animals until it warms up.
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keep in

v.
1. To hold or maintain someone or something inside of something else: I wish you wouldn't keep the onions in the same drawer as the bread.
2. To restrain someone or something within some place: It's raining very hard, so keep the cat in tonight. I couldn't keep in my laughter when I heard the joke.
3. To provide someone with some information needed to take part in a group activity: We met with them every week to keep them in on the job that we were doing.
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