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verb keps, kepping, keppit (ˈkɛpɪt)
(transitive) (Scot & Northern English, dialect) to catch
Word Origin
from keep (in obsolete sense: to put oneself in the way of)
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  • "If you kep' at it long enough you might a-most learn to drive a horse," he continued, eying Bertie.

    Philosophy 4 Owen Wister
  • Altamont kep his gig no longer, but went to the city in an omlibuster.

    Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush William Makepeace Thackeray
  • I reckon that's what she used to say to him, coaxin' like, and he kep' it up on her.

    Two Knapsacks John Campbell
  • She says she's kep' school about long enough, and if I'm goin' to farm it, she'll farm it, too.

    Country Neighbors Alice Brown
  • Don't you forgit to make a note of it; here's her check, an' we've kep' the number in case you should mislay it or anything.

    The Life of Nancy Sarah Orne Jewett
  • There was only one motor car in kep and this I hired for the journey.

    Where the Strange Trails Go Down E. Alexander Powell
  • I kep' on goin' ter p'litical meetin's, an' some folks wondered why er ole man dat neber voted tuck such intrus' in sich erfairs.

    Up Terrapin River Opie P. Read
  • We kep' at hit every night fer two nights 'til hit come bedtime.

    The Gold Girl James B. Hendryx
  • Wyatt Trantham took 'em and he kep' 'em—he's got 'em both now.

    The Escape of Mr. Trimm Irvin S. Cobb
  • "Yes, I kep' up with the bes' of 'em," he said, with a pleased smile.

    Two Little Confederates Thomas Nelson Page

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