Definitions for keep up
maintain a required pace or level
"He could not keep up and dropped out of the race"
prolong, sustain, keep up(verb)
lengthen or extend in duration or space
"We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible"; "prolong the treatment of the patient"; "keep up the good work"
conserve, preserve, maintain, keep up(verb)
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 ancient manuscripts"
keep up, keep abreast, follow(verb)
"He kept up on his country's foreign policies"
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to be able to do the same as sb or sth else
He couldn't keep up with his older sister.; companies trying to keep up in the marketplace
to continue to do
Keep up the good work!; a group working at keeping up the pace of change
To maintain; to preserve; to prevent from deteriorating.
To continue with (work, etc).
To stay even or ahead.
To ensure that one remains well-informed about something
Translations for keep up
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to continue, or cause to remain, in operation
I enjoy our friendship and try to keep it up.
- volhou, uithouAfrikaans
- يَسْتَمِر، يُحافِظ على، يَظَلArabic
- manterPortuguese (BR)
- holde vedligeDanish
- διατηρώ, συντηρώ, συνεχίζω κτ.Greek
- mantener, seguirSpanish
- برقرار نگهداشتنFarsi
- जारी रहना, अच्छा मौसमHindi
- halda gangandi/viðIcelandic
- 계속하다, 유지하다Korean
- uzturēt; turpinātLatvian
- gaande houdenDutch
- holde ved likeNorwegian
- ،مستمر برقرار نگهداشتنPersian
- بر قرار ساتل،ټينګ ساتلPashto
- продолжать, поддерживатьRussian
- vidmakthålla, hålla i gång, hålla vid livSwedish
- sürdürmek, devam ettirmekTurkish
- 維持，使持續Chinese (Trad.)
- підтримувати; продовжуватиUkrainian
- برقرار رکھناUrdu
- giữ vữngVietnamese
- 维持Chinese (Simp.)
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