keep it up definition, keep it up meaning | English dictionary

Collins

keep up  


      vb   adv  
1    tr   to maintain (prices, one's morale) at the present level  
2    intr   to maintain a pace or rate set by another  
3    intr; often foll by: with   to remain informed  
to keep up with technological developments     
4    tr   to maintain in good condition  
5    tr   to hinder (a person) from going to bed at night  
the excitement kept the children up well past their bedtime     
6    keep it up          to continue a good performance  
7    keep one's chin up   to keep cheerful under difficult circumstances  
8    keep one's end up   to maintain one's stance or position against opposition or misfortune  
9    keep up with   to remain in contact with, esp. by letter  
10    to keep up with (the Joneses)  
Informal   to compete with (one's neighbours) in material possessions, etc.  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collins

keep  


      vb  
1    conserve, control, hold, maintain, possess, preserve, retain  
2    accumulate, amass, carry, deal in, deposit, furnish, garner, heap, hold, pile, place, stack, stock, store, trade in  
3    care for, defend, guard, look after, maintain, manage, mind, operate, protect, safeguard, shelter, shield, tend, watch over  
4    board, feed, foster, maintain, nourish, nurture, provide for, provision, subsidize, support, sustain, victual  
5    accompany, associate with, consort with, fraternize with  
6    arrest, block, check, constrain, control, curb, delay, detain, deter, hamper, hamstring, hinder, hold, hold back, impede, inhibit, keep back, limit, obstruct, prevent, restrain, retard, shackle, stall, withhold  
7    adhere to, celebrate, commemorate, comply with, fulfil, hold, honour, obey, observe, perform, respect, ritualize, solemnize  
      n  
8    board, food, livelihood, living, maintenance, means, nourishment, subsistence, support  
9    castle, citadel, donjon, dungeon, fastness, stronghold, tower  
  
Antonyms     
,       vb   abandon, discard, disregard, expedite, free, give up, ignore, liberate, lose, release, speed  


keep at     
be steadfast, carry on, complete, continue, drudge, endure, finish, grind, labour, last, maintain, persevere, persist, remain, slave, stay, stick, toil  
keep back  
1    check, constrain, control, curb, delay, hold back, keep a tight rein on, limit, prohibit, restrain, restrict, retard, withhold  
2    censor, conceal, hide, keep dark, keep under one's hat, reserve, suppress, withhold  
keep on     
carry on, continue, endure, last, persevere, persist, prolong, remain  
keep up     
balance, compete, contend, continue, emulate, keep pace, maintain, match, persevere, preserve, rival, sustain, vie  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
keep informed of changes
"Please, keep me posted on your project`s progress."
exp.
calm down!
v.
to continue to have something, to keep something
Sentence: I think that my English still retains a Japanese accent.
exp.
means "that's just the way it is"
c'est comme ça, point barre
id.
damn it!
Rats! I will be late to the meeting.
exp.
go crazy; get angry; lose self-control
E.g.: I will lose it if we keep listening to this song.
exp.
it's ready!
or "dinner's ready!"; "lunch is ready!"; "breakfast's ready!"
n.
new trend in computing to take into account the environmental aspect when designing IT systems.
exp.
"to be up for it" means to be willing to participate
she's really up for it: elle est partante
exp.
it occurred to me, I suddenly thought of it, I had an idea all of a sudden
E.g: I wondered all day long how to solve this problem and it suddenly hit me...I had to talk to Marry.
exp.
expression used to encourage someone to say what is on their mind, what is bothering them
v.
avoid or at least minimize risks ; choose the safest way in case of doubt
to be on the safe side ; play safe
exp.
consider that two parties don't owe anything to each other
exp.
ça craint! ; c'est nul!
[Arg.];[Slang]
n.
means a liquid is not clear: this tea's got bits in it, I don't like yogurt with bits in it
assez proche de l'idée de 'il y a à boire et à manger'
exp.
it sounds interesting or attractive
exp.
I can't understand it, I can't believe it, I can't accept it
adj.
the decision is yours
exp.
phrase meant to emphasize the speaker's self-assurance
syn.: you can bet on it; trust me; you can count on it; I'm telling you...
exp.
It is healthy to laugh
[US]
exp.
something is easy to do
exp.
Used to express that it is impossible to decide between two options because they're equal
English expression
n.
Makes new purchases everyday keep up to make a new position with many individual connection gainers in the winning economy.
n.
device that holds a book while reading it
n.
Materialistic concept neonewtonist. In its measures, this variation of length of traveled route (by unit of time) by a group of photons ( φ is the initial of photons) - the light signal - is equal to what is collectively called " radial velocity". It distinguishes itself from it in its gnoseology.
Phys. Concept before 2007 The redshift indicates the phi-speed of a star. But do not give the immediate knowledge of its absolute speed.
adj.
when a shop is boarded up, it means it is no longer in business and that wooden planks have been nailed over its windows.
one in seven shops in the UK are boarded up
n.
this expression means 'he is very good at criticizing others but he can't accept criticism from others'

head

Reverso Community

  • Create your own vocabulary list
  • Contribute to the Collaborative Dictionary
  • Improve and share your linguistic knowledge
Advertising
"Collins English Dictionary 5th Edition first published in 2000 © HarperCollins Publishers 1979, 1986, 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000 and Collins A-Z Thesaurus 1st edition first published in 1995 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995"
Advertising