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Princeton's WordNet

  1. for keeps(adverb)

    for the winner to keep all

    "they played for keeps"


  1. for keeps(Adverb)

    With an agreement or intention to retain what one gains or receives.

  2. for keeps(Adverb)

    To compete seriously, with a strong resolve to win or succeed, as in sports or business.

  3. for keeps(Adverb)



  1. For Keeps

    For Keeps is a 1988 film starring Molly Ringwald and Randall Batinkoff as Darcy and Stan, two high school seniors in love. Complications ensue when Darcy becomes pregnant just before graduation and decides to keep her baby. This movie is noted for being Ringwald's final "teen" movie, and is cited as one of her most mature performances, particularly in a scene where Darcy is suffering from postpartum depression after the birth of her child.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of FOR KEEPS in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of FOR KEEPS in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jonathan Todd:

    Hold your pen tight in your hand - that keeps the ink from freezing.

  2. Frank Lloyd Wright:

    If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger.

  3. Larry Miceli:

    Sometimes you wonder how much you can take. It just keeps coming, it doesn't seem right.

  4. Lou A. Riley:

    Relativity keeps anything from happening at once. Quantum mechanics keeps everything from really happening at all.

  5. David Albright:

    It keeps the infrastructure in place and keeps a leg up, if Senator Graham and Senator Menendez want to restart [ uranium ] enrichment operations.

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