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Engelsk navneord: keep

1. keep (om forhold) the financial means whereby one lives


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningEach child was expected to pay for their keep.
He applied to the state for support.
He could no longer earn his own livelihood.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)bread and butter, livelihood, living, support, sustenance


Mindre specifikke termerresource


Mere specifikke termeramenities, comforts, conveniences, creature comforts, maintenance, meal ticket, subsistence

2. keep (om genstand) the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)donjon, dungeon


Mindre specifikke termerfastness, stronghold


Eksempler på forekomster af mere specifikke termerBlack Hole of Calcutta


Omfatter disse overordnede termercastle

3. keep (om genstand) a cell in a jail or prison


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)hold


Mindre specifikke termercell, jail cell, prison cell


Engelsk udsagnsord: keep

1. keep (om tilstand) keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g.,


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningKeep clean.
Hold in place.
She always held herself as a lady.
The students keep me on my toes.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)hold, maintain


AnvendelsesmønsterSomething ----s something Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Mere specifikke termerbear on, carry on, conserve, continue, distance, hold over, housekeep, preserve, preserve, pressurise, pressurize, uphold

2. keep (om tilstand) continue a certain state, condition, or activity


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningKeep on working!.
We continued to work into the night.
Keep smiling.
We went on working until well past midnight.


Eksempler på anvendelseThey keep moving


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)continue, go along, go on, proceed


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s VERB-ing


Mindre specifikke termeract, move


Mere specifikke termerhold, keep going, ride, run on


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningbear on, carry on, continue, continue, preserve, uphold


Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)discontinue

3. keep (om forhold) retain possession of


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningCan I keep my old stuffed animals?.
She kept her maiden name after she married.


Eksempler på anvendelseThey keep the money


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)hold on


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre specifikke termerhave, have got, hold


Mere specifikke termercarry over, deduct, deny, harbor, harbour, hive away, hold, hold back, hold over, keep back, lay in, preserve, put in, recoup, refuse, retain, salt away, save, stack away, stash away, store, store, withhold


Udsagnsord med lignende betydninghold open, keep, keep open, save


Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)lose

4. keep (om adfærd) stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningWe must prevent the cancer from spreading.
His snoring kept me from falling asleep.
Keep the child from eating the marbles.


Eksempler på anvendelseThey keep him from writing the letter


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)prevent


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Mere specifikke termerblank, defend, exclude, hinder, hold, impede, keep away, keep out, rain out, shut, shut out, wash out


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningkeep


Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)allow, let, permit

5. keep (om adfærd) conform one's action or practice to


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningKeep appointments.
She never keeps her promises.
We kept to the original conditions of the contract.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)observe


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mere specifikke termermake good


Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)breach, infract, transgress, go against, offend, violate, break

6. keep (om erkendelse) stick to correctly or closely


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe pianist kept time with the metronome.
Keep count.
I cannot keep track of all my employees.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)maintain, observe


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something

7. keep (om forhold) look after; be the keeper of; have charge of


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe keeps the shop when I am gone.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Mindre specifikke termerhave, have got, hold


Mere specifikke termerconserve, keep up, maintain, preserve


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningkeep, preserve

8. keep (om kommunikation) maintain by writing regular records


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningKeep a diary.
Maintain a record.
Keep notes.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)maintain


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre specifikke termerenter, put down, record

9. keep (om tilstand) supply with room and board


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe is keeping three women in the guest cottage.
Keep boarders.


Eksempler på anvendelseSam cannot keep Sue


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Mindre specifikke termeraccommodate, lodge

10. keep (om adfærd) allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningWe cannot continue several servants any longer.
She retains a lawyer.
The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff.
Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on.
We kept the work going as long as we could.
She retained her composure.
This garment retains its shape even after many washings.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)continue, keep on, retain


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Mindre specifikke termerkeep up, prolong, sustain


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningcontinue, persist in

11. keep (om forbrug, indtagelse el. anvendelse) supply with necessities and support


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningShe alone sustained her family.
The money will sustain our good cause.
There's little to earn and many to keep.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)maintain, sustain


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Mindre specifikke termerhave, have got, hold


Mere specifikke termercarry, patronage, reseed

12. keep (om tilstand) fail to spoil or rot


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThese potatoes keep for a long time.


Eksempler på anvendelseThis food does keep well


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)stay fresh


AnvendelsesmønsterSomething ----s


Mindre specifikke termerremain, rest, stay


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningkeep, preserve

13. keep (om adfærd) behave as expected during of holidays or rites


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningKeep the commandments.
Celebrate Christmas.
Observe Yom Kippur.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)celebrate, observe


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mere specifikke termercommemorate, mark, mourn, solemnise, solemnize

14. keep (om adfærd) keep under control; keep in check


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningSuppress a smile.
Keep your temper.
Keep your cool.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)hold back, keep back, restrain


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Mindre specifikke termerbottle up, inhibit, suppress


Mere specifikke termerbottle up, check, confine, contain, control, curb, hold, hold, hold in, inhibit, moderate, suppress

15. keep (om tilstand) maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningMay God keep you.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)preserve


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s somebody


Mindre specifikke termerprotect


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningkeep

16. keep (om tilstand) raise


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningShe keeps a few chickens in the yard.
He keeps bees.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre specifikke termerfarm, grow, produce, raise


Mere specifikke termerherd

17. keep (om forhold) retain rights to


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningKeep my job for me while I give birth.
Keep my seat, please.
Keep open the possibility of a merger.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)hold open, keep open, save


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre specifikke termerbook, hold, reserve


Udsagnsord med lignende betydninghold on, keep

18. keep (om forhold) store or keep customarily


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningWhere do you keep your gardening tools?.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre specifikke termerstore


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningkeep

19. keep (om forhold) have as a supply


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningI always keep batteries in the freezer.
Keep food for a week in the pantry.
She keeps a sixpack and a week's worth of supplies in the refrigerator.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre specifikke termerhave, have got, hold


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningkeep

20. keep (om forhold) maintain for use and service


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningI keep a car in the countryside.
She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)maintain


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre specifikke termerhave, have got, hold

21. keep (om relation) hold and prevent from leaving


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe student was kept after school.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s somebody


Mindre specifikke termerconfine, detain


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningkeep, prevent

22. keep (om ændring) prevent (food) from rotting


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningPreserved meats.
Keep potatoes fresh.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)preserve


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre specifikke termercook, fix, make, prepare, ready


Mere specifikke termercan, conserve, corn, cure, dehydrate, desiccate, freeze-dry, pickle, put up, refrigerate, salt, tin


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningkeep, stay fresh









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