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  Definition of keep up
  1. prevent from going to bed at night; "The anticipation of the trip kept the children up all night"; "I kept myself up all night studying for the exam"
  2. keep informed; "He kept up on his country''s foreign policies"
  3. maintain a required pace or level; "He could not keep up and dropped out of the race"
  4. keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction; "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 an
  5. lengthen or extend in duration or space; "We sustained the diplomatic negociations as long as possible"; "prolong the treatment of the patient"; "keep up the good work"
Similar Words: keep abreast, follow, conserve, preserve, maintain, prolong, sustain

 

Hyponyms: keep step, keep pace, embalm, plastinate, hold the line, retain, continue, keep, keep on, keep going

 

Grouped Verbs: trace, follow

 

Entailments: compete, vie, contend

 

Derivational Morphology: care, maintenance, upkeep, preservation, saving, conservation, upholder, maintainer, sustainer, sustenance, sustentation, sustainment, lengthiness, prolongation, continuation, protraction, perpetuation, lengthening

 

Anagrams: upkeep

 

 
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