Definitions for keep up

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. keep up(verb)

    maintain a required pace or level

    "He could not keep up and dropped out of the race"

  2. 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"

  3. 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"

  4. keep up, keep abreast, follow(verb)

    keep informed

    "He kept up on his country's foreign policies"

  5. keep up(verb)

    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

  1. keep up(verb)kip

    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

  2. keep upkip

    to continue to do

    Keep up the good work!; a group working at keeping up the pace of change


  1. keep up(Verb)

    To maintain; to preserve; to prevent from deteriorating.

  2. keep up(Verb)

    To continue with (work, etc).

  3. keep up(Verb)

    To stay even or ahead.

  4. keep up(Verb)

    To ensure that one remains well-informed about something

Anagrams of keep up

  1. upkeep

Translations for keep up

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

keep up

to continue, or cause to remain, in operation

I enjoy our friendship and try to keep it up.

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