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English verb: keep down

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


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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