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keep (n.)  keeping, custody, care
keep (v.) 2stay within, remain inside
keep (v.) 3guard, watch, tend
keep (v.) 4keep up, maintain, carry on
keep (v.) 5look after, watch over, maintain
keep (v.) 6continue, carry on, remain
keep (v.) 7stay on, remain on
keep (v.) 8detain, hold in custody, be guarded
keep (v.) 9protect, defend, preserve
keep (v.) 10look to, attend to, follow
keep (v.) 11restrain, control, discipline
keep (v.) 12celebrate, solemnize
keep back (v.)  prevent, restrain, forcibly hold back
keep below stairs  remain a servant
keep down (v.)  prevent from growing, keep small
keep fair quarter with  play fair over, behave honourably over, have a proper regard to
keep on (v.)  go ahead, go on, carry on
keep touch (v.)  keep [one's] promise, prove reliable
keep your way  keep going, don't stop
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Cym II.iii.81 [Lady to Cloten, of Innogen] To keep her chamber
Cym III.iii.47 [Belarius to Guiderius and Arviragus] Did you but know ... the art o'th' court, / As hard to leave as keep
1H6 III.ii.69 [Talbot to all, of the French lords] Like peasant footboys do they keep the walls
3H6 I.i.207 [Warwick to all] I'll keep London with my soldiers
KL III.ii.45 [disguised Kent to Lear] The wrathful skies / Gallow the very wanderers of the dark / And make them keep their caves
LLL IV.iii.300 [Berowne to all, of their verses] Other slow arts entirely keep the brain
TC I.iii.190 [Nestor to all, of Ajax and Achilles] keeps his tent like him
TC II.iii.256 [Ulysses to all] the hart Achilles / Keeps thicket [i.e. stays hidden]
TC V.i.10 [Patroclus to Thersites] Who keeps the tent now?
Tem I.i.14 [Boatswain to all] Keep your cabins!
Tim III.iii.42 [Servant alone] Who cannot keep his wealth must keep his house
Tim III.iv.73 [Servilius to Servants, of Timon] He's much out of health and keeps his chamber
Tit V.ii.5 [disguised Tamora to Chiron and Demetrius, of Titus' study] where they say he keeps / To ruminate strange plots of dire revenge