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Keep pace

Also, keep up. Go at the same rate as others, not fall behind. For example, The teacher told his mother that Jimmy was not keeping up with the class. Shakespeare had the first term in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (3:2): “My legs cannot keep pace with my desires.” [ Late 1500s ]


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    Supply with up-to-date information, as in Keep me posted about your new job. This usage alludes to the accounting practice of posting the latest figures in a ledger. [ Early 1800s ]

  • Keep quiet

    1. Also, keep still. 2. Also, be quiet or still . Remain silent; same as hold one’s tongue For example, Please keep quiet about the party . Also see keep one’s mouth shut 3. Refrain from moving, stay in the same position; same as hold still. For example, The doctor gave the young boy a […]

  • Keeps

    [keep] /kip/ verb (used with object), kept, keeping. 1. to hold or retain in one’s possession; hold as one’s own: If you like it, keep it. Keep the change. 2. to hold or have the use of for a period of time: You can keep it for the summer. 3. to hold in a given […]

  • Keepsake

    [keep-seyk] /ˈkipˌseɪk/ noun 1. anything kept, or given to be kept, as a token of friendship or affection; remembrance. /ˈkiːpˌseɪk/ noun 1. a gift that evokes memories of a person or event with which it is associated n. 1790, from keep (v.) + sake; on model of namesake; thus an object kept for the sake […]

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