Here is a list of phrasal verbs with KEEP with meaning and examples.
Learn 28 Frequently Used Phrasal Verbs with KEEP in English.
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- 1 Keep across
- 2 Keep around
- 3 Keep at
- 4 Keep away
- 5 Keep away
- 6 Keep away from
- 7 Keep away from
- 8 Keep back
- 9 Keep down
- 10 Keep down
- 11 Keep down
- 12 Keep down
- 13 Keep down
- 14 Keep from
- 15 Keep in
- 16 Keep off
- 17 Keep off
- 18 Keep on
- 19 Keep on
- 20 Keep on
- 21 Keep out
- 22 Keep out
- 23 Keep out of
- 24 Keep out of
- 25 Keep to oneself
- 26 Keep up
- 27 Keep up
- 28 Keep up with
- Meaning: Keep abreast of or up to date with; to keep people informed of
- Example: We’ll keep across this story for you as the events unfold.
- Meaning: Keep something near one
- Example: It’s worth keeping a dictionary around in case you come across an unfamiliar word.
- Meaning: Continue with something difficult
- Example: The secret of dieting is to keep at it.
- Meaning: Refrain from coming (near)
- Example: I’m keeping away from Joe until he calms down.
- Meaning: Prevent from coming (near)
- Example: Keep your children away from the construction site: it’s dangerous!
Keep away from
- Meaning: Avoid or evade
- Example: He tried to keep away from danger.
Keep away from
- Meaning: Deny (someone) access to
- Example: He tried to keep Jack away from his daughter.
- Meaning: Maintain a safe distance
- Example: Police were warning people to keep back.
- Meaning: Repress
- Example: China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently.
- Meaning: Restrain or control (a sound)
- Example: We must keep the noise down, or the neighbours will complain.
Useful phrasal verbs with KEEP.
- Meaning: Cause not to increase or rise
- Example: It is essential to keep the numbers down to avoid overcrowding.
- Meaning: Not to vomit
- Example: It is difficult to keep anything down when you have the flu.
- Meaning: Stay concealed by not standing up
- Example: You had better keep down or they will see you.
- Meaning: Control yourself, refrain
- Example: These worries kept her from sleeping properly.
- Meaning: Not allow someone out
- Example: They were kept in after school.
- Meaning: Not talk about
- Example: John kept one the subject off his divorce.
- Meaning: Not touch something
- Example: Keep the flies off the food.
- Meaning: Persist or continue
- Example: Mum, Jimmy keeps on poking me!
- Meaning: Persist in talking about a subject to the annoyance of the listener
- Example: For goodness sake, will you stop keeping on about it!
- Meaning: Cause or allow to remain in an existing position
- Example: The new boss would like to keep on the present secretary.
- Meaning: Refrain from entering a place or condition
- Example: After being warned, he kept out.
- Meaning: Restrain someone or something from entering a place or condition
- Example: The warning kept him out.
Keep out of
- Meaning: Stay away from (a place or condition)
- Example: I am keeping out of trouble.
Keep out of
- Meaning: Restrain someone or something from entering (a place or condition)
- Example: He kept me out of the house while he was redecorating.
Keep to oneself
- Meaning: Purposely avoid interaction with others; to be introverted
- Example: She preferred to keep to herself after her husband died.
- Meaning: Stay even or ahead
- Example: They ran so fast I could hardly keep up.
- Meaning: Ensure that one remains welll-informed about something
- Example: I always try to keep up with current affairs.
Keep up with
- Meaning: Move at the same rate
- Example: She walks so fast I can never keep up with her.