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intransitive; also preposition
) to stay indoors
) to restrain (an emotion); repress
) to detain (a schoolchild) after hours as a punishment
(of a fire) to stay alight or to cause (a fire) to stay alight
) to allow a constant supply of:
her prize money kept her in new clothes for a year
keep in with,
to maintain good relations with
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