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  • v. To carry out the domestic duties of housekeeping.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. to take care of all household-related business.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To keep house; live as a family in a house.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. maintain a household; take care of all business related to a household


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  • Twelve years before she had come here to "housekeep," as the old phrase went.

    A Little Girl in Old Boston

  • And there's a tight little cottage of three rooms the two of you can housekeep in.


  • Today, the most common type of marriage is the Companionate Marriage, in which husband and wife each have a career, and they co-parent and co-housekeep according to gender-free norms they negotiate.

    Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off

  • He certainly knows the latinos who housekeep and wash his poopie undies on his Texas big boy ranch.

    Think Progress » Rewriting history.

  • It is not that men cannot knit, it is a question of time - work down the coal mine and play football at weekends - or housekeep, cook and rear children.

    Knitting is a Guy Thing

  • As our system already uses a script to housekeep the system upon 90% utilisation, there is 10% about 500MB allowance for the system to continue running.

    Heap dump and harddisk space shortage « Digital Kaleidascope

  • I needed a woman in the house to -- to housekeep and to look after my kids. '

    Carry A. Nation: Retelling the Life

  • "Gods, one would think no one in this band has the wit to housekeep but me,"

    Wizard and Glass

  • The housekeep - ing keys are the smaller ones, room keys the larger.

    Nerilka's Story

  • "Mrs. Goodale's gone, too, and there ain't nobody else to housekeep for us," Rosslyn added plaintively, "'cept Mercy."

    Tabitha's Vacation

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