English verb: keep up
|1.||keep up (competition) maintain a required pace or level|
|Samples||He could not keep up and dropped out of the race.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s|
|Narrower (hyponym)||keep pace, keep step|
|Entail||compete, contend, vie|
|2.||keep up (stative) lengthen or extend in duration or space|
|Samples||We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible.|
Prolong the treatment of the patient.
Keep up the good work.
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Something ----s something
|Broader (hypernym)||bear on, carry on, continue, preserve, uphold|
|Narrower (hyponym)||continue, keep, keep on, retain|
|3.||keep up (possession) keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction|
|Samples||We preserve these archeological findings.|
The old lady could not keep up the building.
Children must be taught to conserve our national heritage.
The museum curator conserved the ancient manuscripts.
|Synonyms||conserve, maintain, preserve|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Narrower (hyponym)||embalm, hold the line, plastinate|
|4.||keep up (change) keep informed|
|Samples||He kept up on his country's foreign policies.|
|Synonyms||follow, keep abreast|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s.|
Somebody ----s PP
|Verb group||follow, trace|
|5.||keep up (body) prevent from going to bed at night|
|Samples||The anticipation of the trip kept the children up all night.|
I kept myself up all night studying for the exam.
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody.|
Something ----s somebody
|Cause||sit up, stay up|