What does keep down mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word keep down.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. number, keep down(verb)

    place a limit on the number of

  2. repress, quash, keep down, subdue, subjugate, reduce(verb)

    put down by force or intimidation

    "The government quashes any attempt of an uprising"; "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently"; "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land"

  3. keep down(verb)

    manage not to throw up


  1. keep down(Verb)

    To repress.

  2. keep down(Verb)

    To restrain or control (a sound).

  3. keep down(Verb)

    To cause not to increase or rise.

  4. keep down(Verb)

    Not to vomit.

  5. keep down(Verb)

    To lie low. To stay concealed by not standing up


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of keep down in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of keep down in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sports Illustrated:

    When I was 16 years old, I was a size 2, to give you a gauge of what that means is that I’m a size 16 now. I wouldn’t eat, I would work out for four hours a day – anything to try to keep down to that size.

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