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English verb: keep down

1. keep down (change) place a limit on the number of


Synonymsnumber


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)circumscribe, confine, limit

2. keep down (social) put down by force or intimidation


SamplesThe government quashes any attempt of an uprising.
China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently.
The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land.


Synonymsquash, reduce, repress, subdue, subjugate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)crush, oppress, suppress

3. keep down (body) manage not to throw up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Antonymsbarf, be sick, puke, regorge, retch, sick, throw up, upchuck, vomit, vomit up, cat, disgorge, spue, spew, chuck, honk, regurgitate, purge, cast









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