||to not allow to come near
||In stories and legends, garlic
keeps vampires away.
|KEEP ON (-ing)
||Keep on going! You
can do it!
||to continue to remind someone
to do something until it is done (even if it angers the person); nag
||My boss always keeps on
me. She thinks I'll forget my own name if she doesn't remind me!
|KEEP UP WITH
||to maintain contact with
||I can't keep up with
my father when we go riding because he goes too fast.
||to continue without interruption
||The rain kept up all
night. I thought we'd have a flood.
||expel; force someone to leave
because of his/her poor performance or unacceptable behavior
||The health club kicked
Frank out because he didn't pay his dues.
||to strike to the ground with
or as if with a sharp blow
||My grandfather's old house
was knocked down and a bank was built.
||to make unconscious
||The fight ended when one boxer
knocked the other one out.