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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
  • I had also kep some good coffee warm for her, and some toast and steak.

    Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 4. Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
  • I reckon that's what she used to say to him, coaxin' like, and he kep' it up on her.

    Two Knapsacks John Campbell
  • Spinnin'-wheels out in the shed chamber, where his gran'mother Hooper kep' 'em?

    Tiverton Tales 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
  • He died brave do', an' he kep' laughin' till his neck broke.

  • 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
  • She was up early and down late, and kep' every thing a goin'.

    Oldtown Fireside Stories Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Wyatt Trantham took 'em and he kep' 'em—he's got 'em both now.

    The Escape of Mr. Trimm Irvin S. Cobb
  • He'd 'a' kep' right up the cañon till he was sure enough lost.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine

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