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  • v. To maintain; to preserve; to prevent from deteriorating.
  • v. To continue with (work, etc).
  • v. To stay even or ahead.
  • v. To ensure that one remains well-informed about something

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

  • v. lengthen or extend in duration or space
  • v. maintain a required pace or level
  • v. prevent from going to bed at night
  • v. keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction
  • v. keep informed


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  • Every bit of manna was used up, by Morth to keep up his speed, by the water sprite chasing him, by Yangin-Atep himself!

    Burning Tower

  • Twilight still infused the sky with a subtle afterglow because the weather was fine; Richard walked so swiftly that Willy Insell was hard put to keep up with him, the rage in him growing with every step he took.

    Morgan’s Run

  • He received numerous requests to sew the trim directly onto the dupattas, and he met the demand by operating sewing machines in his shop to keep up with the orders.

    Beneath My Mother’s Feet

  • He strode off, still barking instructions, as Gundrin scrambled to keep up with him.

    Burning Tower

  • “What can you tell us about Adele Hopkins?” the reporter asked as once again he and his cameraman struggled to keep up with a reluctant interviewee.


  • LaShekia spent several days a week unable to go to school, struggling to keep up with homework from bed.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • (Melchite, Maronite, Syriac, Chaldean, Coptic, AEthiopic, etc.), together with the heretical Oriental Churches, all keep up the recitation of the Psalter as their Divine Office.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • She clutched her buttonless shirt together and used all the strength she could muster to keep up with his rapid pace.


  • The packhorses and mules that could not keep up were quickly devoured, often raw, as there was little wood available for cooking.

    Alexander the Great

  • Stuff is happening all over the place, and I can barely keep up with the Butterfly Brigade calls.

    Balancing in High Heels


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