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keep to something

to adhere to an agreement; to follow a plan; to keep a promise. Please keep to the agreed-upon plan. Can you keep to what we agreed on?
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keep to something

1. to continue to do something They keep wondering how she keeps to a schedule of 200 concerts a year at her age.
2. to continue to follow something It is difficult to keep to your beliefs.
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keep to yourself

to often avoid other people He kept to himself and remained a mystery to his neighbors.
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keep something to yourself

to not tell anyone something He kept his business completely to himself, and even his wife didn't know he was a spy all those years.
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keep yourself to yourself

if you keep yourself to yourself, you live a quiet life and avoid doing things with or talking to other people We don't know anything about her, she keeps herself to herself.
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keep to

1. Adhere to, conform to, as in Let's keep to the original purpose of this will. [Early 1600s]
2. Confine oneself to, as in Whenever she didn't feel well, she kept to her bed. Also see keep to oneself.
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keep to

v.
1. To refrain from venturing away from some place or activity: Because of the rain, the kids mostly kept to their rooms.
2. To adhere to some plan; stick with something: We should ignore these new projects and keep to the original purpose of our organization.
3. To remain private, unsociable, or uncommunicative. Used reflexively: The people at the party were not very friendly, so I kept to myself.
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keep to (oneself)

1. To shun the company of others: She kept to herself all morning.
2. To refrain from divulging: He kept the news to himself.
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