keep (oneself) to (oneself)

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keep (oneself) to (oneself)

To refrain from attempting to communicate or make connections with others. You'll never make friends if you keep yourself to yourself all the time. The old man down the street always kept himself to himself. I never even knew his name until my parents pointed out his obituary.
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keep oneself to oneself

to remain aloof. He does tend to keep himself to himself. Keep yourself to yourself, and you'll be all right there.
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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 oneself to oneself

see under keep to oneself.
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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 yourself to yourself

avoid contact or communication with others; be retiring and solitary.
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keep yourˌself to yourˈself

avoid meeting people socially or becoming involved in their affairs: My neighbour keeps himself to himself. We smile and say ‘good morning,’ but that’s all.
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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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References in classic literature ?
Now and then she was seized with panic; she poured out her fears to Philip about the pain of the confinement and was in terror lest she should die; she gave him a full account of the confinements of the landlady and of the lady on the drawing-room floor (Mildred did not know her; "I'm one to keep myself to myself," she said, "I'm not one to go about with anybody.
I tried to keep quiet, to keep myself to myself, but I couldn't.
I like to keep myself to myself, but it's nice that the game gets publicised - especially for me, the Giants and Huddersfield as a town.
I keep myself to myself and I am not one for going out with huge groups of people any more.
I'm happy to talk about a lot of stuff but when it comes to the heart, I keep myself to myself.
I like to keep myself to myself whereas in London every now and then that happens but most of the time I can walk around freely without being recognised.
I'm quiet, keep myself to myself, but when I get angry it is a different story," he said.
I keep myself to myself and don't know the family who are involved but it's still a shock to think something like this could happen only doors away from your home.
As a serving police officer I tended to keep myself to myself.
A neighbour, who did not wish to be named, said: "They just kept themselves to themselves and I keep myself to myself.
An elderly woman, who lives further down the street, said: "I didn't know the family because I keep myself to myself.
I really haven't talked to too many people before the game - I've tried to keep myself to myself," he said.
When I sulk I keep myself to myself, eat a lot of junk food and don't really do too much