To keep from


To keep from
Keep Keep, v. i. 1. To remain in any position or state; to continue; to abide; to stay; as, to keep at a distance; to keep aloft; to keep near; to keep in the house; to keep before or behind; to keep in favor; to keep out of company, or out reach. [1913 Webster]

2. To last; to endure; to remain unimpaired. [1913 Webster]

If the malt be not thoroughly dried, the ale it makes will not keep. --Mortimer. [1913 Webster]

3. To reside for a time; to lodge; to dwell. [Now disused except locally or colloquially.] [1913 Webster]

Knock at his study, where, they say, he keeps. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To take care; to be solicitous; to watch. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Keep that the lusts choke not the word of God that is in us. --Tyndale. [1913 Webster]

5. To be in session; as, school keeps to-day. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

{To keep from}, to abstain or refrain from.

{To keep in with}, to keep on good terms with; as, to keep in with an opponent.

{To keep on}, to go forward; to proceed; to continue to advance.

{To keep to}, to adhere strictly to; not to neglect or deviate from; as, to keep to old customs; to keep to a rule; to keep to one's word or promise.

{To keep up}, to remain unsubdued; also, not to be confined to one's bed. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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