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keep (something) dark

To hide or withhold knowledge of something from others; to keep something secret. Unfortunately, when you collaborate with large corporations, there is a lot of information they make you keep dark. She somehow managed to keep their relationship dark for over a year.
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keep something dark

If you keep something dark, you keep it a secret. She took pleasure in keeping dark the identity of the man who was coming.
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keep something dark

keep something secret from other people.
1993 New York Review of Books Ottoline was determined to keep her affair with Russell safe from Bloomsbury's prying eyes and she and Russell went to Feydeauesque lengths to keep their secret dark.
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keep it/something ˈdark (from somebody)

(British English, informal) keep something secret: I’ve got a new job, but keep it dark, won’t you?
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So, where possible, keep dark timber or paint finishes to the lower levels in your rooms and lighter shades above for a successfully balanced colour scheme.
The celebrity factor has definitely helped as more and more famous males are no longer ashamed to reveal their beauty secrets to keep them looking younger - David Beckham recently admitted to using eye cream to keep dark circles at bay.
We're very excited about this product because it is the first dark laundry detergent created to help keep dark and black clothing its darkest."
If you don't feel like wearing much make-up, follow Di's tip, and keep dark glasses handy.
Put a MAC Studio Touch J Up Stick (a medium coverage concealer) into your handbag to keep dark circles, spots or blemishes hidden.