(cause to) stay, remain or continue
(of food) remain fresh and fit to eat
hold back; delay; prevent
have without the need of returning
take care of and provide with food, money, etc.
own and have use of
"each child was expected to pay for their keep"
"he applied to the state for support"
"he could no longer earn his own livelihood"
"hold in place"
"She always held herself as a lady"
"The students keep me on my toes"
"Keep on working!"
"We continued to work into the night"
"We went on working until well past midnight"
"Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"
"She kept her maiden name after she married"
"We must prevent the cancer from spreading"
"His snoring kept me from falling asleep"
"Keep the child from eating the marbles"
"she never keeps her promises"
"We kept to the original conditions of the contract"
"The pianist kept time with the metronome"
"I cannot keep track of all my employees"
"He keeps the shop when I am gone"
"keep a diary"
"maintain a record"
"He is keeping three women in the guest cottage"
"We cannot continue several servants any longer"
"She retains a lawyer"
"The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff"
"Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on"
"We kept the work going as long as we could"
"She retained her composure"
"this garment retains its shape even after many washings"
"She alone sustained her family"
"The money will sustain our good cause"
"There's little to earn and many to keep"
"These potatoes keep for a long time"
"Keep the commandments"
"Observe Yom Kippur"
"suppress a smile"
"Keep your temper"
"keep your cool"
"May God keep you"
"She keeps a few chickens in the yard"
"he keeps bees"
"keep my job for me while I give birth"
"keep my seat, please"
"keep open the possibility of a merger"
"Where do you keep your gardening tools?"
"I always keep batteries in the freezer"
"keep food for a week in the pantry"
"She keeps a sixpack and a week's worth of supplies in the refrigerator"
"I keep a car in the countryside"
"She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips"
"The student was kept after school"
"keep potatoes fresh"
What God hath done for you ye take no keepe.
出自： A. Barclay
If you kept small rules, you could break the big ones.
出自： G. Orwell
He kept the dinner appointment.
出自： E. O
她虽然病得很重,但仍然继续工作。 keep sth ⇔ about〔around〕
I like to keep a few envelopes around in case I need them.
People who live in the country often keep two or three dogs around the place for their own protection.
We must keep abreast of the times.
We must keep abreast of the latest development in this field.
So much is happening in the world of science that it is difficult to keep abreast of all the latest developments.
We must at all times keep abreast of changing conditions.
Read newspapers to keep abreast of what is going on.
阅读报纸,熟悉时事。 keep sb abreast of sth
Reading the People's Daily keeps us abreast of current events.
We kept after the stolen car for twenty minutes.
我们追赶那辆被盗的汽车长达20分钟。 keep after sb
She keeps after the children the whole time, never lets them have a minute's peace.
You'll have to keep after them if you want the work done. They're so lazy!
If you want to get any essays out of those lazybones, they have to be kept after.
你如果想让那些懒家伙写点什么文章,就非得盯住他们不可。 keep after sb to-v
His mother has to keep after him to finish his homework.
My wife kept after me to buy a new car.
Her mother had to keep after her to clean her bedroom.
Artists can never keep aloof from the reality.
艺术家千万不可脱离现实生活。 keep sb/oneself aloof from sb/sth
Kehr does not enjoy parties, and usually keeps herself aloof from the other guests, not joining in conversation.
你最好是把那两个好斗的男孩分开。 keep apart from sb/sth
He's a strange boy. He keeps apart from all the activities in the school.
这个男孩有点儿古怪,学校的任何活动他都不参与。 keep sb/sth apart from sb/sth
I like to keep my work apart from my family.
He keeps at his studies, although he is ill.
Ignoring fatigue, they kept at the job and finished it three weeks earlier than planned.
The work is tiring but he'll keep at it until he's finished.
The only way to get a scientific experiment succeeded is to keep at it again and again.
使一种科学实验搞成功的唯一途径就是坚持不懈。 keep at sb
Keep at him till he agrees.
盯住他,直到他同意为止。 keep at sb to-v
The children kept at their mother to take them to the movies, and she had to agree in the end.
孩子们逼着妈妈带他们去看电影,最后,她只好答应。 keep sb/sth at sth
The experienced teacher is used to keeping his students at hard work.
有经验的老师习惯于督促学生用功学习。 keep sth at hand
When he writes, he always keeps a dictionary at hand.
他写作时手边总备有一本词典。 keep sb at sth
I'm sorry,I'm late.I was kept at the office.
Keep away, or I'll call the police!
The police warned the people to keep away .
Don't keep away during the roll call.
点名时不要走开。 keep sb/sth ⇔ away
Would you keep that dog away, please?
Provide the bare necessities of life, especially food; keep away hunger.
供给最必需的生活品,特别是食物,以免挨饿。 keep sb ⇔ away
We missed you at the party—what kept you away?
What kept you away yesterday?
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
不要靠近炉子。 keep sb/sth away from sb/sth
Keep the children away from the machine.
The fence is intended to keep vehicles away from the lake shore.
Children should be kept away from the river.
不要让孩子们靠近这条河。 keep away from sb/sth
Keep away from bad companions.
If you don't keep away from the dog, you may be bitten.
Keep away from me. I've got a bad cold.
He keeps away from liquor and tobacco.
You're getting too fat; you should keep away from greasy food.
Einstein was a shy man and kept away from the celebrations.
They can't keep away from their regular work for long.
他们不能长期离开自己的本职工作。 keep sb/sth away from sb/sth
My mother kept me away from school yesterday.
他们都向前跑,而我却留在后面。 keep back from sth
I asked the spectators to keep back from the sideline.
我要求观众们不要走近边线。 keep sb/sth ⇔ back
You have a good chance to win, so why not try—what's keeping you back?
I hope I am not keeping you back.
The angry crowds would not keep back the barrier.
You show promise as a musician but your lack of practice is keeping you back.
A slow learner can keep back the whole class.
I can't keep the meal back for more than half an hour to wait for our guest.
Dykes keep back the flood water.
Brooks was able to keep back his anger and avoid a fight.
布鲁克斯终于控制了自己的愤怒,从而避免了一场争斗。 keep sb/sth ⇔ back from sth/v-ing
The fighter accepted money to keep himself back from winning the fight.
这位职业拳击手拿了钱,因而阻碍了他在这场拳击赛中的获胜。 keep sth ⇔ back
The prisoner was keeping back vital information.
该囚犯不肯吐露重要情况。 keep sth ⇔ back from sb
You are keeping something back from us; what is it?
We must hear the whole story, don't keep anything back from us.
We decided to keep the rest of the bad news back from her until she was feeling stronger.
The doctor thought the girl's illness should be kept back from her because it was cancer.
医生认为不能把病情告诉这孩子,因为她得了癌症。 keep sth ⇔ back
I kept a few books back and gave him the rest.
The owner of the boat kept back half their deposit to pay for the damage they had done.
船主扣下了他们的一半押金,以赔偿他们造成的损失。 keep sth ⇔ back for sb/sth
I shall be late arriving so would you mind keeping back some food for me?
The stockholders agreed to let their company keep back a part of its profits for reserve funds.
股东们同意让公司扣留一部分利润作为公积金。 keep sb/sth ⇔ back from sth
They kept back five dollars from her wages for income tax.
紧跟着领先的那位选手,等到最后几码时超过去。 keep sth behind sth
I keep urgent letters behind the clock so that I will be reminded to reply.
I always keep a drink of water by my bedside in case I am thirsty in the middle of the night.
我总在床边放些水,以备半夜口渴时喝。 keep by sb/sth
Keep by me.It's so dark here.
Keep by this ditch and you'll get there in no time.
他蹲在麦田里,躲过了敌人巡逻队的注意。 keep sb/sth ⇔ down
Keep your arms down by your sides.
把手臂放在两侧,不要举起。 keep down
I hope the wind keeps down, or the sea will be too rough for sailing.
希望风小些,否则,海面浪涛汹涌,无法航行。 keep sb/sth ⇔ down
You can't keep a good man down.
The army tried to keep down the Indians by force.
We must keep down the cost of production.
We tried all means to keep expenses down, but we have been spending more and more.
Keep your voices down; your mother's trying to get some sleep.
Try to keep down your anger.It has no good to your health.
She thinks that women have been kept down by men for long enough.
她认为妇女受男人压制的时间已经够长了。 keep sth ⇔ down
They have found out a new way to keep down weeds in paddy fields.
Singapore has been very successful in keeping down the number of its mosquitoes.
Chemicals are used to keep the insects down.
化学药品用于阻止昆虫滋生。 keep sb ⇔ down
Haas was afraid that if he failed his examinations again, he would be kept down next year.
哈斯担心,他如果再考不及格,下一年就得留级了。 keep sth ⇔ down
The sick man can't keep anything down.
She can't keep these powders down at all.
你把故事留到下次再讲行吗? keep sth for sth
Let's keep the new play for the opening of the theatre.
We'll keep these for another day.
She can keep nothing from her friends.
Be sure to keep these facts from those who are concerned.
务必不要把这些情况透露给有关人员。 keep sb/sth from sth/v-ing
I don't want to keep you from your work.
Some paint will keep the wood from damage by water.
Only pride kept her from bursting into tears.
Please keep the children from swimming in the sea. There are some dangerous currents just off the shore.
The government is considering further action to keep the pound from falling in value.
What shall I do to keep this from getting dirty?
我该怎么办才能使它免遭污染? keep from sb/sth/v-ing
I hope you will keep from doing anything rash.
He couldn't keep from laughing.
“I don't worry,”he said,“but I can't keep from thinking.”
He couldn't keep from thinking that they had changed their minds.
You'd better keep from bad company.
If he can keep from smoking for a month or two his health will improve.
While you're covering from influenza you should try to keep from getting wet or going back to work too soon.
This illness makes me feel so tired that some days I don't know how to keep going.
这病使我疲惫不堪,有时，我真不知如何坚持下去。 keep sb/sth going
We need a new contract to keep the firm going for the rest of the year.
It was the joint effort of many doctors that kept him going for so long.
You'd better keep in until it blows over.
你们最好等风过后再出去。 keep sb in
The doctor kept him in for a week.
医生要他呆在家里休息一星期。 keep sb in
The teacher kept the student in because he was naughty.
The boy was kept in until six o'clock.
这小孩被留在学校一直到6点。 keep sth ⇔ in
You should keep in your bad temper.
It was impossible for the children to keep in their laughter any longer.
I was very angry but was able to keep it in and spoke to him pleasantly.
我很生气,但还是控制住了自己,仍和颜悦色地跟他讲话。 keep in
The fire will keep in if you add coal into it from time to time.
The stove will keep in all night if you put enough coal on in the evening.
要是你在晚上加足煤,炉子便通宵不会熄灭。 keep sth in
You needn't keep the fire in while you are out.
人不在时你不必一直生着火。 keep sth ⇔ in
Stand straight and keep your stomach muscles in.
请站直,收腹。 keep sth ⇔ in
I always keep some good wine in for unexpected guests.
我总保存些好酒用来招待不速之客。 keep sth ⇔ in
But that's the best joke in the play; let's keep it in.
It will pay you to keep in with the director, as his influence could get you a better position in the firm.
The shopkeeper managed to keep in with his customers.
We'll have to keep in with her in case we can't ever pay the rent.
You should keep in with him as he is very influential.
医生嘱咐母亲咳嗽见好之后在家里呆一星期,不要外出。 keep sb/sth indoors
They kept the child indoors.
We keep the dog indoors on cold nights.
We were kept indoors all week by bad weather.
The director kept control of most of the shares, but another man was appointed to run the business.
We need a better system for keeping count of people who attend our concerts.
Keep hold of the rope, and we'll pull you up.
In a fierce argument, it is often difficult to keep hold of one's main point.
I like to keep sight of the children while they are playing.
Always keep sight of your main purpose in life.
How do you keep track of such a large family?
The library has a new system for keeping track of its books.
他们要观众站开些。 keep sb/sth ⇔ off
Keep the children off.It's dangerous here!
Cage tends to keep off people who try to be friendly too suddenly.
He burnt a mosquito coil to keep off the mosquitoes.
Keep your hands off!
Draw the curtain to keep the sun off.
We must keep the enemy's attack off until dark.
天黑前我们应当顶住敌人的进攻。 keep off
The fishing boats will put out to sea if the storm keeps off tomorrow morning.
Will the rain keep off until after the game?
他告诉那些踢足球的孩子们不要践踏草坪。 keep sb/sth off sb/sth
Mother will keep Cabe off school until her stomach trouble is better.
I tried to keep the flies off this dish.
The crowd could not keep their eyes off the beautiful young singer.
He learned the hard way to keep his hands off other men's wives.
他尝到了苦头,才不再去染指别人的老婆。 keep off sth
By mutual consent, the negotiators kept off political differences, and concentrated on the military issue.
He embarrassed the government by refusing to keep off the problem of unemployment.
I suggest that you keep off religion while the priest is here.
我建议，那牧师在场时你不要谈论宗教问题。 keep off sth
The doctor has advised him to keep off fattening food.
The doctor ordered the patient to keep off all solid food for at least twenty-four hours.
The doctor has told me to keep off cigarettes and alcohol.
We kept on in spite of every difficulty.
尽管有种种困难,我们仍坚持下去。 keep on v-ing
Why do you keep on smiling?
He kept on smoking after the doctor told him to stop.
She kept on talking long after we had stopped listening.
I kept on making the same mistakes and the teacher was annoyed.
He kept on playing the violin.
He kept on phoning me, and I really don't want to talk to him.
Don't keep on asking such questions!
不要老是问这类问题。 keep on with sth
Let us keep on with our work.
Are the tourists going to keep on with their trip?
游客们是否打算继续旅游? keep sth ⇔ on
It's rather cold here.You'd better keep your overcoat on.
All right, keep your hair on!Nobody's blaming you!
得了,别发火,谁也没责怪你。 keep sb/sth ⇔ on
Are you going to keep the flat on if your company sends you abroad?
Were you able to keep both the gardeners on?
你还能继续雇用这两名花匠吗? keep on about/at sb/sth
The old lady kept on about her illness.
She kept on at her boss to treat her a trip.
She keeps on at the children all day about one thing or another.
No matter what happens to everyone else,Mr. Smith will keep on top.
不管其他人发生什么情况,史密斯先生将稳坐江山。 keep sth on sth
She kept her hat on her head with a long pin.
It's hard to keep your mind on your work with all this noise going on.
This new contract should keep the business on its feet for another six months, but after that the future is uncertain.
We may have to keep the contract on ice until we have the supplies to fulfil it.
我们可能得先把合同放在一边,等有了履行合同所需的货物之后再说。 keep on sth
If we keep on our way for another hour we should reach the village.
It's hard for a former prisoner to keep on the rails.
让蹲过监狱的人遵纪守法不是易事。 keep sb/sth on sth
The captain was able to keep the ship on her course in spite of the storm.
尽管有风暴,船长仍使船沿航道继续航行。 keep on sth
Will you keep on the course of exercises until you are thinner?
你要继续这项训练,直到身体瘦下来为止吗? keep sb on sth
The doctor wants to keep Mother on the medicine for another month.
危险!切勿入内! keep sb/sth ⇔ out
This notice should keep unwanted visitors out.
Walls and drains have been built to keep out sand and water.
We must try some way to keep out the dust.
The poor worker's thin jacket couldn't keep out the cold.
Warm clothing helps to keep out the cold.
The trees keep out the wind.
这些树可以挡风。 keep sth out
The best cuts of the meat were kept out for the sick and wounded.
Keep out of my way, can't you?I need room to get past!
别挡我的路,行不行? 给我让个地方过去! keep sb/sth out of sth
The cook keeps everybody out of kitchen while he is working.
Keep that dog out of my study.
不要让那条狗进入我的书房。 keep out of sth
You should keep out of our quarrel.
Keep out of what doesn't concern you.
Tell the children to keep out of mischief.
“This is our family's affair,” he said. “You keep out of it.”
他说:“这是我们的家事,你不要插手。” keep sb/sth out of sth
I hope you'll keep him out of trouble while I'm away.
The children don't do much at their youth club, but at least it keeps them out of harm's way.
Keep your nose out of my affairs!
Writing that letter will have to keep until tomorrow.
Can't your story keep until another time?
不能再找个时间讲你的故事吗? keep sth till〔until〕 sth
The teacher kept the whole class till four o'clock.
The library will let you keep the book till next week.
Keep this ring until my return.
She was obliged to keep to her bed because of a fever.
When Gaer is in a bad temper, she keeps to her room all day.
盖尔情绪不好时,整天把自己关在屋子里。 keep to sth
If you keep to the main road you won't get lost.
假如你沿着主干道走,就不会迷路。 keep to sth
In discussing this problem we ought to keep to the point at issue.
I must keep to what I've seen with my own eyes.
我只谈一下我自己亲眼所见的事。 keep sb to sth
It is part of the chairman's duty to keep each speaker to the point to save wasting time.
使每位发言人不离题,少浪费时间,是主持人的部分职责。 keep to sth
The tourists insist on keeping to their plan.
The priest kept to his beliefs in spite of cruel treatment.
Traffic regulations should always be kept to at any time.
任何时候,人们都要遵守交通法规。 keep sb to sth
I shall keep you to your promise to come and see us next year.
我要让你遵守自己的诺言,明年来看我们。 keep to oneself
There are only a man and his wife living there.They keep entirely to themselves.
只有一个男人和他的妻子住在那里,他们完全不与外人来往。 keep sth to oneself
I'll thank you to keep your opinion to yourself.
我请你别发表自己的看法。 keep sb/sth to sth
I don't want too many people to come to the party.Please keep the guests to about fifty.
Keep his remarks to the minimum and let other people have chances to present their views.
When the mist comes down, we must keep together or we'll be lost.
雾笼罩时,我们最好呆在一起,否则会走散的。 keep sb/sth together
I'd like to keep the children together in school.
You must learn to keep your things together and not leave them all over the house.
A library usually keeps books of the same kind together.
It is really incredible that these old records have been kept together through the centuries.
这些古老的文献竟然保存了几百年而不散失,真是难以置信。 keep together
We try to keep together as a family.
You singers must keep together or you will spoil the music.
你们这些歌手一定要唱得谐音同调,否则就把曲子糟蹋了。 keep sb together
The conductor is good at keeping the players together.
Facing a common enemy keeps the nation together.
The party was kept together by personal loyalty to the leader.
当敌人的探照灯扫过江面时,那两名泅水过江的侦察员设法躲在水下。 keep sb/sth ⇔ under
He tried to swim, but a strong current kept him under and he drowned.
他挣扎着游水,但被一股激流压下去淹死了。 keep sb/sth ⇔ under
The firemen tried their best to keep the flame under.
You won't keep her under for much longer.
Former rulers kept the people under, but now they have been allowed to hold elections and have much more freedom.
The fire was finally kept under.
那些幸存的船员设法在水面浮了几个小时,终于被救生艇救了起来。 keep sb/sth ⇔ up
Are these pillars strong enough to keep up that dome?
The children use water wings to keep themselves up in the water while they're learning to swim.
孩子们在学游泳时常用浮圈使自己浮在水面。 keep up
In spite of the unfavorable weather, the grain output of the farm kept up and even increased a little than last year.
尽管天气不好,粮食产量并未下降,甚至比上年还略有增加。 keep sth ⇔ up
They worked hard every day to keep their experimental plot up.
他们天天埋头苦干,以把试验田种好。 keep up
The work is too difficult for me and I am not able to keep up.
工作太困难了,我难以赶上别人。 keep sth up
The municipal authorities have kept the roads up well.
It's silly to spend money just to keep up appearances.
The historic mansion was presented by the owner to the city, and is now kept up by the local authorities.
这所有历史意义的大厦是房主送给城市的,现在由地方当局保养维修。 keep sth ⇔ up
We are very anxious to keep up the reputation of the firm.
They have kept up their friendship for thirty years.
We kept up a regular correspondence with them.
The ancient custom of well-dressing is still kept up in many Derbyshire villages.
穿得体面的古代风俗在德贝夏郡一带很多村子里一直还保持着。 keep up
Their spirits kept up well in spite of setbacks.
尽管遭受挫折,他们的热情不减。 keep sth ⇔ up
The men kept up their morale in spite of untold hardships.
Keep it up! Final victory is in sight.
坚持下去!最后胜利已经在望了。 keep up
I hope the weather will keep up.
我希望天气继续晴朗。 keep sb ⇔ up
Don't keep the children up too late.
I don't want to keep you up; you look very sleepy.
肉价与上月一样高。 keep sth up to sth
The landlord keeps the rent up to last year's level.
房东把房租订得与去年一样高。 keep up to sb
I had to run to keep up to the girls.
You should work hard to keep up to other students.
你为什么把刀叉放在一 起?我的刀叉分着放。 keep with sb
I'll keep with you to the bus terminal.
请一定不要超过新的限速。 keep sth within sth
The firm's costs must be kept within bounds on this new contract.
误 Is this meat keeping until tomorrow?
正 Will this meat keep until tomorrow?
误 They kept us supplying with vegetables.
正 They kept us supplied with vegetables.
误 Nothing can keep me to love her.
正 Nothing can keep me from loving her.
析 表示“阻止某人做某事”应该说keep sb from v -ing,而不能说keep sb to- v 。