To keep something secret
[1990s+ Teenagers; fr keep it down low]
- Keep it real
interjection be yourself; don’t be a fake Examples Don’t put on airs; keep it real. Usage Note slang interjection Be yourself; don’t be a fake: They all pretend to be sophisticated, but I’m keeping it real
- Keep it up
Continue to do or maintain something, as in They were playing loud music, and they kept it up all night long. [ Mid-1700s ] Also see: keep up, def. 4.
- Keep late hours
Stay awake until late at night. For example, Never call Ethel before noon; she keeps late hours and sleeps all morning.
/ˈkiːpˌnɛt/ noun 1. a cylindrical net strung on wire hoops and sealed at one end, suspended in water by anglers to keep alive the fish they have caught