keep together

keep someone or something together

to keep things or a group of people together; to keep something, including a group of people, from falling apart. I hope we can keep our club together for a few more years. We will keep it together for a while longer. Keep your toys together. Don't scatter them all over the house.
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keep together

to remain as a group. We will keep together to the very end. Our group decided to keep together.
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References in classic literature ?
I think,' answered the bean, 'that as we have so fortunately escaped death, we should keep together like good companions, and lest a new mischance should overtake us here, we should go away together, and repair to a foreign country.
only they will not run a great way, and you are sure of sport when you begin the chase, for they appear generally thirty or forty in a flock, and, like true sheep, always keep together when they fly.
This last circumstance rendered it more perilous to keep together than to separate.
We will keep together, Joe, willingly, and be as good company as may be.
My brother," I said, "I am unwilling to part from you without pointing out what I think you scarcely grasp, that large experience of camel-driving is necessary to anybody who intends to keep together a troop of thirty.
Victor and Axel, a Swede and a Norwegian, and I planned to keep together.
So accustomed are the horses to this management, that they keep together in the pasture where they have been left.
Nobody knows how it will turn out, but everyone's agreed that we need to keep together on the adventure of faith.
We try to engage with those attending, collect money from individuals, ensure people are safe and keep together and, above all, learn something about the town we live in.
He said: "I still feel basically that devolution has allowed us, as a UK, to keep together.
Meanwhile, Mourinho also said that although he had the passion of going around and getting experience by winning championships in different countries when he first came to Chelsea, he does not see himself in another league now as he has a connection with Chelsea, which he hoped to keep together for a long time.
The emperor chicks keep together in a huddle and when an adult approaches, they all swarm on it, clamouring for food.
We've just got to work hard, keep together and the luck will change.
We must keep together in our communities and not allow those who might wish to divide us to do so.
The charity aims to "help keep together families at risk of breakdown due to poverty, disease or conflict and work to prevent child abandonment and to move children out of institutions back into the love of families".