Definition of Keep Up in English :

Define Keep Up in English

Keep Up meaning in English

Meaning of Keep Up in English

Pronunciation of Keep Up in English

Keep Up pronunciation in English

Pronounce Keep Up in English

Keep Up

see synonyms of keep up


1. keep up

maintain a required pace or level

Example Sentences:
'He could not keep up and dropped out of the race'

2. keep up, prolong, sustain

lengthen or extend in duration or space

Example Sentences:
'We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible'
'prolong the treatment of the patient'
'keep up the good work'

3. conserve, keep up, maintain, preserve

keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction

Example Sentences:
'We preserve these archeological findings'
'The old lady could not keep up the building'
'children must be taught to conserve our national heritage'
'The museum curator conserved the ancient manuscripts'

4. follow, keep abreast, keep up

keep informed

Example Sentences:
'He kept up on his country's foreign policies'

5. keep up

prevent from going to bed at night

Example Sentences:
'The anticipation of the trip kept the children up all night'
'I kept myself up all night studying for the exam'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.

Keep Up

see synonyms of keep up
verb (adverb)
1. (transitive)
to maintain (prices, one's morale) at the present level
2. (intransitive)
to maintain a pace or rate set by another
3. (intransitive; often foll by with)
to remain informed
to keep up with technological developments
4. (transitive)
to maintain in good condition
5. (transitive)
to hinder (a person) from going to bed at night
the excitement kept the children up well past their bedtime
6.  keep it up
7.  keep one's chin up
8.  keep one's end up
9.  keep up with
10.  keep up with the Joneses

Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers

Keep Up

see synonyms of keep up
to maintain in good order or condition
to continue; not stop or end
to maintain the pace; not lag behind
to remain informed about
with on or with

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

Keep Up

see synonyms of keep up
v. kept, keep·ing, keeps
1. To retain possession of: kept the change; must keep your composure.
2. To have as a supply: keep spare parts in case of emergency.
a. To provide (a family, for example) with maintenance and support: "There's little to earn and many to keep" (Charles Kingsley).
b. To support (a mistress or lover) financially.
4. To put customarily; store: Where do you keep your saw?
a. To supply with room and board for a charge: keep boarders.
b. To raise: keep chickens.
6. To maintain for use or service: an urbanite who didn't keep a car.
7. To manage, tend, or have charge of: Keep the shop while I'm away.
8. To preserve (food).
9. To cause to continue in a state, condition, or course of action: tried to keep the patient calm.
a. To maintain records or entries in: keep a yearly diary.
b. To enter (data) in a book: keep financial records.
a. To detain: was kept after school.
b. To restrain: kept the child away from the stove; kept the crowd back with barriers.
c. To prevent or deter: tried to keep the ice from melting.
d. To refrain from divulging: keep a secret.
e. To save; reserve: keep extra money for emergencies.
12. To adhere or conform to; follow: keep late hours.
13. To be faithful to; fulfill: keep one's word.
14. To celebrate; observe: keep the Sabbath.
1. To remain in a state or condition; stay: keep in line; keep quiet; kept well.
2. To continue to do: keep on talking; keep guessing.
3. To remain fresh or unspoiled: The dessert won't keep.
4. To restrain oneself; hold oneself back: I couldn't keep from eavesdropping.
1. Care; charge: The child is in my keep for the day.
2. The means by which one is supported: earn one's keep.
a. The stronghold of a castle.
b. A jail.

The American Heritage ® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition copyright ©2018 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.