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be quiet or still
. Remain silent; same as
hold one's tongue
Please keep quiet about the party
. Also see
keep one's mouth shut
Refrain from moving, stay in the same position; same as
. For example,
The doctor gave the young boy a toy to keep him quiet while on the examining table
It's hard for the baby to keep still unless he's sleeping
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If I tell you that I would be disobeying the god and on that account it is impossible for me to keep...
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