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keep
[ki:p] 1. past tense, past participle - kept; verb
1) (to have for a very long or indefinite period of time: He gave me the picture to keep.) guardar
2) (not to give or throw away; to preserve: I kept the most interesting books; Can you keep a secret?) guardar
3) (to (cause to) remain in a certain state or position: I keep this gun loaded; How do you keep cool in this heat?; Will you keep me informed of what happens?) manter
4) (to go on (performing or repeating a certain action): He kept walking.) continuar a
5) (to have in store: I always keep a tin of baked beans for emergencies.) guardar
6) (to look after or care for: She keeps the garden beautifully; I think they keep hens.) cuidar
7) (to remain in good condition: That meat won't keep in this heat unless you put it in the fridge.) conservar
8) (to make entries in (a diary, accounts etc): She keeps a diary to remind her of her appointments; He kept the accounts for the club.) fazer
9) (to hold back or delay: Sorry to keep you.) atrasar
10) (to provide food, clothes, housing for (someone): He has a wife and child to keep.) sustentar
11) (to act in the way demanded by: She kept her promise.) manter
12) (to celebrate: to keep Christmas.) celebrar
2. noun
(food and lodging: She gives her mother money every week for her keep; Our cat really earns her keep - she kills all the mice in the house.) sustento
- keeping
- keep-fit
- keepsake
- for keeps
- in keeping with
- keep away
- keep back
- keep one's distance
- keep down
- keep one's end up
- keep from
- keep going
- keep hold of
- keep house for
- keep house
- keep in
- keep in mind
- keep it up
- keep off
- keep on
- keep oneself to oneself
- keep out
- keep out of
- keep time
- keep to
- keep something to oneself
- keep to oneself
- keep up
- keep up with the Joneses
- keep watch
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[ki:p] n 1 sustento, manutenção, alimentação e moradia. 2 pasto, prado. 3 calabouço, prisão, masmorra, torre de menagem. • vt+vi (ps, pp kept) 1 ter, possuir, guardar. she keeps a thing close / ela sabe guardar um segredo. she keeps lodgers / ela tem inquilinos. 2 conservar, reter, deter. 3 reservar, guardar, ocultar. 4 cuidar, tomar conta, proteger, favorecer, resguardar, defender. she keeps guard over the treasure / ela vela o tesouro. they keep hold of their property / eles sabem guardar (ou defender) sua propriedade. 5 lembrar, ter em mente. 6 empregar, aproveitar. 7 impedir, deter, prevenir. 8 refrear, reprimir, abster-se. 9 manter, manter em condições, preservar, durar. keep your balance / não perca o seu equilíbrio. he keeps his countenance / ele mantém a calma. she keeps peace / ela mantém a paz. the meat will keep till tomorrow / a carne conservar-se-á até amanhã. 10 cultivar. 11 continuar, permanecer, prolongar. 12 celebrar, observar. 13 cumprir, executar, ser fiel à palavra. 14 alimentar, sustentar. I keep him on milk / alimento-o com leite. 15 armazenar, ter em estoque ou à venda. l6 manter(-se). he keeps his ground / ele mantém-se firme. 17 criar. 18 gerir, dirigir, ter um negócio. they keep a shop / eles têm uma loja. for keeps 1 para ficar com alguma coisa (não para devolver). 2 permanentemente, para sempre. he keeps pace with his friend ela anda ao mesmo passo que o seu amigo, fig iguala-o. he keeps the bed ele está acamado, doente. how are you keeping? como vai?, como tem passado? keep going! continua!, continua andando! keep the ball rolling! não ceda!, continue esforçando-se! keep your distance mantenha a distância (também fig). keep your hair on! sangue frio!, calma! keep your head! não perca a cabeça! to keep aloof manter-se afastado. to keep a low profile sl passar despercebido, tentar não chamar a atenção. to keep an eye on coll vigiar, tomar conta. to keep a straight face ficar sério. to keep asunder manter separado, estar desunido. to keep at it persistir numa coisa, manter-se firme, insistir em alguma coisa, empenhar-se. to keep away a) conservar-se afastado. b) abster-se. c) afastar(-se). to keep back a) retardar, reter o progresso. b) reservar uma parte, guardar um pouco. c) não contar, silenciar. d) conter, conservar baixo. e) segurar, parar no estômago. to keep body and soul together manter-se vivo. to keep books escriturar (contas). to keep clear of manter-se afastado de alguém ou de alguma coisa. to keep company a) ficar junto, estar em companhia. b) fig namorar. to keep down a) abaixar-se. b) oprimir, humilhar. c) reprimir. to keep fit conservar a forma. to keep from a) guardar, conservar. b) preservar. c) impedir, impossibilitar. d) sonegar. e) abster-se. to keep house ter casa. to keep in a) deter, reter. b) comprimir. c) não sair de casa, ficar em casa. d) ficar na parte de dentro. to keep in custody guardar, custodiar. to keep in mind ter em mente, lembrar-se. to keep in with someone estar às boas com alguém, estar bem com. to keep off a) reter, impedir, barrar. keep off! / mantenha distância!, cuidado!, cautela! b) afastar(-se), ficar longe de. c) repelir, rejeitar. d) evitar. to keep on a) continuar, prosseguir. for how long is this to keep on? / quanto tempo isto deve durar? b) avançar, seguir. c) ficar (com o chapéu na cabeça). d) ficar vestido. e) conservar, guardar, manter. to keep on at someone amolar, importunar. to keep one’s end up continuar, prosseguir, não desistir. to keep one’s hand in praticar, conservar aptidão através da prática, continuar em forma. to keep one’s head down evitar chamar atenção sobre si mesmo, passar despercebido. to keep one’s shirt/pants on coll ficar calmo, ficar frio. to keep out a) impedir a entrada. keep out! / entrada proibida! b) excluir, afastar. to keep quiet ficar quieto. to keep silence ficar calado. to keep smiling não desanimar, sorrir sempre. to keep someone at it obrigar alguém a trabalhar. to keep someone in clothes prover alguém de roupas. to keep someone out of excluir alguém de algo, deixar fora de. to keep someone waiting fazer alguém esperar. to keep something to oneself guardar segredo, ocultar algo. to keep still não se mexer. to keep tab(s) on Amer a) registrar, anotar. b) coll controlar, vigiar. to keep time a) Mus manter o compasso. b) estar certo ou andar bem, ser pontual. to keep to a) seguir, obedecer, aderir. keep to the left! / seguir à esquerda! b) limitar-se a. c) permanecer. to keep to oneself isolar-se dos outros espontaneamente. to keep track of a) ficar informado. b) observar atentamente. to keep under a) conter, reprimir, refrear, tirar a liberdade. b) deixar inconsciente, manter dopado. to keep up a) manter, conservar. b) sustentar, prover. c) continuar, prosseguir, manter-se, não desanimar. the rain keeps up / continua chovendo. d) atualizar-se, ajustar-se. to keep up appearances manter as aparências. to keep up with não ficar atrás, adaptar-se, imitar, copiar. to play for keeps jogar por dinheiro. where do you keep? onde é que você mora?

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