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kept

[kept] /kɛpt/
verb
1.
simple past tense and past participle of keep.
adjective
2.
having the expression of principles, ideas, etc., controlled, dominated, or determined by one whose money provides support:
a kept press; a kept writer.
Origin of kept
1670-1680
1670-80 for def 2
Related forms
unkept, adjective
well-kept, adjective
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kept

/kɛpt/
verb
1.
the past tense and past participle of keep
2.
(censorious) kept woman, a woman maintained by a man as his mistress
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Word Origin and History for unkept
adj.

mid-14c., from un- (1) "not" + past participle of keep (v.).

kept

past tense of keep (v.).

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