keep inside

keep inside

1. To remain inside (of something or some place). Officials are warning people to keep inside during the storm. Everyone keeps inside their homes with the air conditioning cranked up during these heatwaves.
2. To cause someone or something to remain (in something or some place). In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "keep" and "inside." You can't keep kids inside for that long, or they start getting really bad cabin fever. Please keep the dogs inside the house while I mow the lawn.
3. To store something or house someone inside of something or some place. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "keep" and "inside." You really shouldn't keep classified documents inside your desk drawer like that. Anyone could come along and take them! Officials kept the refugees inside the football stadium, which had been repurposed as an emergency shelter.
4. To be unable or unwilling to express or share some emotion or information. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "keep" and "inside." It was really hard keeping such a big secret inside for so long, but I can finally share the news with everyone! It isn't healthy to keep your anger inside like that.
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keep something inside

((of) one(self)) Go to hold something in.
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keep inside (of something)

to remain inside of something, usually a shelter, house, etc. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) Please keep inside of the house while it's raining. I want you to keep inside.
See also: inside, keep
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"Yes, they slow daown one turn o' their blame propeller," said Dan, applying himself to Manuel's conch, "fer to keep inside the law, an' that's consolin' when we're all at the bottom.
On the way, a dispute broke out between them and the defendant pointed a gun that he used to keep inside his vehicle, towards his friend and fired, injuring him.
And god, how amazing are the things you keep inside your head-your ideas, your works, your thoughts, and everything else that defies the most brilliant of the brilliant.
Neighbourhood Inspector Tony Carty, of Southwick Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: "The value of items people keep inside their shed quickly adds up and it might come to more than they realise.
The Mavericks improved 18-13 to keep inside the top-18 while the T-Wolves remain outside the playoff picture at 15-16.
You were the kind of husband who played a special part in all the happy memories I keep inside my heart.
Let's get rid of five-star prisons too - make prisoners work for their keep inside.
Many hard working people dont have the option to keep inside to protect themselves from the sun.
"When you deal with the body, there's a lot of pain people keep inside, and a lot is based on how they feel about themselves from an early age.
"Because we don't plan to work forever and assuming that my son, Avery, 12, has an interest in taking on the business, the long-term strategy is to slowly start transferring shares out of our beneficiary interests, which we keep inside of a living trust." Created during a person's lifetime, a living trust holds property--cash, securities, real estate and other assets--that is eventually transferred to a trustee on behalf of the grantor's beneficiaries.
Treasured birthday memories of my dearly loved husband Tommy on his 74th birthday, someone very special is on my mind today, someone who meant everything in every single way, for you were the kind of husband who played such a special part, of all the happy memories I keep inside my heart, happy birthday Tommy, God bless, deeply missed, loved forever wife Betty.xx BRYCE (Walker).
People in the surrounding area were warned to keep inside and keep all their doors and windows closed.