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
- Keep one posted
interjection Please keep me informed of what is going on; supply up-to-date information (1800s+)
- Keep oneself to oneself
see under keep to oneself