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keep (something of someone's or something's)

to retain something that belongs to or is associated with someone or something. I would love to keep this handkerchief of yours. I want to keep a memento of the occasion.

keep

/hold (one's) peace
To be silent.

keep

/know (one's) place
To recognize one's social position and act according to traditional decorum.
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A free self knows he becomes a genuine self by making commitments that he intends to keep even when keeping them exacts a price.
Just don't let Tiger out of the house if you want to observe ``National Keep Your Cat Indoors Day.
If the formerly fearful folks were no longer frightened enough by their sins to keep going to Confession, it was time for a whole new motivation.
A good receiver will keep his body as still as possible.
We will be able to introduce the Aircraft Engine Treatments we manufacture as well as products to keep aircraft clean inside and out.
And before you point to postal workers' summer shorts, keep in mind that even they have a uniform appearance.
Business-critical availability -- HP provides products and services that can help keep business systems running during critical times, such as power outages, floods, mudslides, hurricanes and tornados.
I want to keep fish numbers high so we can still catch them for years to come.
With various toys and treats to keep your pet occupied during travel, these sleep over bags are great for long trips, camping or just around the house.
Does Braga keep in touch with Redford, with whom she made the 1988 ``Milagro Beanfield War''?
Threaded discussions are kept intact and can be used to keep everything in one place and on target with due dates.
Again, down will keep you warm only if you keep it clean and dry.
We now call on state leaders to keep the VLF backfill promise they made in 1998 to keep local services funded, by maintaining the continuous appropriation for the VLF backfill until the restored funds are available," said League President and Oakland City Attorney John Russo.
There are health-care issues, vet bills and other horse-keeping expenses that keep the Johnsons occupied.