Without her sex tape launch into fame there might not have been a Keeping up with the Kardashians to keep up with.
Mailbox enables me to keep up with the constant barrage of email, making sure that nothing goes unseen.
This puts them at a huge disadvantage as they struggle to keep up.
That will put more pressure on the other franchises of Al Qaeda across the Islamic world to keep up the fight.
Now Egypt's activists are using social media to keep up the fight.
Your aunt must have dainties to tempt her appetite and so keep up her strength.
Our hero, though strong-armed, had hard work to keep up with him.
Because it would be a kind of romantic deceit that he'd better not keep up.
And yet he had small occasion to keep up on the bit as he rode her.
We tried to keep up each other's spirits and were very busy hiding things.
late Old English cepan "to seize, hold," also "to observe," from Proto-Germanic *kopijanan, but with no certain connection to other languages. It possibly is related to Old English capian "to look," from Proto-Germanic *kap- (cepan was used c.1000 to render Latin observare), which would make the basic sense "to keep an eye on."
The word prob. belongs primarily to the vulgar and non-literary stratum of the language; but it comes up suddenly into literary use c.1000, and that in many senses, indicating considerable previous development. [OED]Sense of "preserve, maintain" is from mid-14c. Meaning "to maintain in proper order" is from 1550s; meaning "financially support and privately control" (usually in reference to mistresses) is from 1540s. Related: Kept; keeping.
mid-13c., "care or heed in watching," from keep (v.). Meaning "innermost stronghold of a tower" is from 1580s, perhaps a translation of Italian tenazza, with a notion of "that which keeps" (someone or something); the sense of "food required to keep a person or animal" is attested from 1801. For keeps "completely, for good" is American English colloquial, from 1861.