Glossary

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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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AW I.i.144 [Parolles to Helena, of virginity] Keep it not
Ham IV.v.117 [Laertes to his followers] Keep the door
2H4 I.i.1 [Lord Bardolph alone] Who keeps the gate here, ho?
1H6 II.i.63 [Alen??on to all] Had all your quarters been as safely kept / As that whereof I had the government
1H6 V.iv.30 [Shepherd to Pucelle] thou didst keep my lambs a-field
2H6 III.ii.183 [Warwick to Suffolk, of Gloucester] you ... had the good Duke to keep
Tit I.i.12 [Bassianus to his followers] Keep then this passage to the Capitol
TNK II.v.39 [Gaoler's Daughter alone, as if to her father] Get many more such prisoners ... / And shortly you may keep yourself