keep

keep
ki:p
1. past tense, past participle - kept; verb
1) (to have for a very long or indefinite period of time: He gave me the picture to keep.) guardar
2) (not to give or throw away; to preserve: I kept the most interesting books; Can you keep a secret?) guardar
3) (to (cause to) remain in a certain state or position: I keep this gun loaded; How do you keep cool in this heat?; Will you keep me informed of what happens?) mantener, conservar
4) (to go on (performing or repeating a certain action): He kept walking.) continuar, seguir
5) (to have in store: I always keep a tin of baked beans for emergencies.) guardar
6) (to look after or care for: She keeps the garden beautifully; I think they keep hens.) tener; cuidar (un jardín); criar, dedicarse a criar (animales)
7) (to remain in good condition: That meat won't keep in this heat unless you put it in the fridge.) conservar
8) (to make entries in (a diary, accounts etc): She keeps a diary to remind her of her appointments; He kept the accounts for the club.) tener; llevar (al día)
9) (to hold back or delay: Sorry to keep you.) retener, entretener
10) (to provide food, clothes, housing for (someone): He has a wife and child to keep.) mantener
11) (to act in the way demanded by: She kept her promise.) cumplir
12) (to celebrate: to keep Christmas.) celebrar

2. noun
(food and lodging: She gives her mother money every week for her keep; Our cat really earns her keep - she kills all the mice in the house.) sustento
- keeping
- keep-fit
- keepsake
- for keeps
- in keeping with
- keep away
- keep back
- keep one's distance
- keep down
- keep one's end up
- keep from
- keep going
- keep hold of
- keep house for
- keep house
- keep in
- keep in mind
- keep it up
- keep off
- keep on
- keep oneself to oneself
- keep out
- keep out of
- keep time
- keep to
- keep something to oneself
- keep to oneself
- keep up
- keep up with the Joneses
- keep watch

keep1 n manutención
I earn my keep by looking after the house a cambio de comida y cobijo, vigilo la casa
keep2 vb
1. quedarse / guardar
I'm only lending it to you, you can't keep it sólo te lo dejo prestado, no te lo puedes quedar
2. guardar / tener
you should keep eggs in the fridge deberías guardar los huevos en la nevera
3. entretener / retener
it's late and I don't want to keep you es tarde y no quiero entretenerte
they kept him in hospital for two days estuvo ingresado en el hospital durante dos días
4. quedarse / permanecer
keep quiet! ¡cállate!
we must keep calm debemos mantener la calma
keep still estáte quieto
5. mantener
I'll keep your dinner warm te mantendré la cena caliente
keep your room tidy mantén la habitación limpia
6. seguir / continuar
keep straight on sigue todo recto
7. conservarse / durar
cheese keeps well in the fridge el queso se conserva bien en la nevera
to keep doing something seguir haciendo algo
don't stop, keep talking no pares, sigue hablando
I keep losing my keys siempre pierdo las llaves
to keep a secret guardar un secreto
to keep somebody waiting hacer esperar a alguien
El pasado y participio pasado de keep es kept
keep
tr[kiːp]
noun
1 (board) sustento, mantenimiento
to earn one's keep ganarse el pan
2 (of castle) torreón nombre masculino, torre nombre femenino del homenaje
transitive verb (pt & pp kept tr[kept] )
1 (not throw away) guardar
I kept all your letters guardé todas tus cartas
2 (not give back) quedarse con
you can keep that book I lent you quédate con aquel libro que te dejé
keep the change quédese con el cambio
3 (have) tener; (carry) llevar
you should always keep paper and pencil handy siempre hay que tener a mano lápiz y papel
I keep a spare pair of glasses in the car llevo unas gafas de recambio en el coche
4 (look after, save) guardar
can you keep me a loaf of bread for Friday? ¿me guarda una barra de pan para el viernes?
John kept my place while I made a phone call John me guardó el sitio mientras hacía una llamada
5 (put away, store) guardar
where do you keep the glasses? ¿dónde guardas los vasos?
I always keep a little brandy for emergencies siempre guardo un poco de coñac para una emergencia
6 (reserve) reservar
I keep this whisky for special occasions reservo este whisky para las ocasiones especiales
7 (detain) retener, hacer esperar; (hold up) entretener
they kept her in hospital overnight la retuvieron en el hospital toda la noche
she kept me talking for hours me entretuvo hablando durante horas
what kept you? ¿cómo es que llegas tan tarde?
sorry to keep you waiting discúlpeme por hacerle esperar
8 (shop, hotel etc) tener, llevar
they keep a small hotel on the coast tienen un pequeño hotel en la costa
9 (have in stock) tener, vender
I'm afraid we don't keep cigars lo siento, pero no vendemos puros
10 (support) mantener
I don't know how they manage to keep a family on their wage no sé cómo pueden mantener una familia con lo que ganan
11 (animals) tener
children love keeping pets a los niños les encanta tener animales de compañía
our eggs are really fresh, we keep our own hens nuestros huevos son fresquísimos, tenemos gallinas
12 (promise) cumplir
promises are made to be kept las promesas se deben cumplir
13 (secret) guardar
can you keep a secret? ¿sabes guardar un secreto?
14 (appointment) acudir a, no faltar a
please 'phone if you are unable to keep your appointment por favor, llame si no puede acudir a la visita
15 (order) mantener
teachers must keep order in their classes los profesores deben mantener el orden en sus clases
16 (tradition) observar
many old traditions are not kept nowadays muchas tradiciones antiguas ya no se observan
17 (with adj, verb, etc) mantener
these doors must be kept locked estas puertas deben mantenerse cerradas
the stove keeps the whole house warm la estufa mantiene caliente toda la casa
this game will keep the children amused este juego entretendrá a los niños
this yoghurt must be kept cold este yogur debe conservarse en frío
intransitive verb
1 (do repeatedly) no dejar de; (do continuously) seguir, continuar
I keep thinking about her no dejo de pensar en ella
don't keep interrupting me! ¡deja de interrumpirme!
she was exhausted but kept swimming estaba agotada pero siguió nadando
keep trying until you succeed sigue intentándolo hasta que lo consigas
2 (stay fresh) conservarse
this food will keep for five days in the fridge esta comida se conserva durante cinco días en la nevera
I've got some news for you, but it'll keep till tomorrow tengo algo que decirte, pero puede esperar hasta mañana
3 (continue in direction) continuar, seguir
keep left/right circula por la izquierda/derecha
keep to the path no abandonar el sendero
4 (with adj, verb etc) quedarse, permanecer
please keep quiet cállese por favor
keep still! ¡estáte quieto!
we must keep calm debemos mantener la calma
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SMALLIDIOMATIC EXPRESSION/SMALL
for keeps para siempre
how are you keeping? ¿cómo estás?
keep it up! ¡ánimo!
keep the change quédese con la vuelta
to keep going seguir (adelante)
to keep one's head no perder la cabeza
to keep quiet callarse, no hacer ruido
to keep somebody company hacerle compañía a alguien
to keep somebody from doing something impedir que alguien haga algo
to keep something from somebody ocultar algo a alguien
to keep something clean conservar algo limpio,-a
to keep something to oneself no decir algo, guardar algo para sí
to keep oneself to oneself ser discreto,-a
you can't keep a good man down los buenos siempre salen adelante
keep ['ki:p] v, kept ['kpt] ; keeping vt
1) : cumplir (la palabra a uno), acudir a (una cita)
2) observe: observar (una fiesta)
3) guard: guardar, cuidar
4) continue: mantener
to keep silence: mantener silencio
5) support: mantener (una familia)
6) raise: criar (animales)
7) : llevar, escribir (un diario, etc.)
8) retain: guardar, conservar, quedarse con
9) store: guardar
10) detain: hacer quedar, detener
11) preserve: guardar
to keep a secret: guardar un secreto
keep vi
1) : conservarse (dícese de los alimentos)
2) continue: seguir, no dejar
he keeps on pestering us: no deja de molestarnos
3)
to keep from : abstenerse de
I couldn't keep from laughing: no podía contener la risa
keep n
1) tower: torreón m (de un castillo), torre f del homenaje
2) sustenance: manutención f, sustento m
3)
for keeps : para siempre
keep (Of a castle)
n.
torre del homenaje (Arquitectura) s.f.
v.
(§ p.,p.p.: kept) = conservar v.
cuidar v.
custodiar v.
detener v.
(§pres: -tengo, -tienes...-tenemos) pret: -tuv-
fut/c: -tendr-•)
guardar v.
guarecer v.
mantener v.
(§pres: -tengo, -tienes...-tenemos) pret: -tuv-
fut/c: -tendr-•)
permanecer v.
preservar v.
sostener v.
(§pres: -tengo, -tienes...-tenemos) pret: -tuv-
fut/c: -tendr-•)
kiːp
I
noun
1) (living) sustento m, manutención f

he helped in the kitchen to earn his keep — ayudaba en la cocina a cambio de comida y techo

for keeps: if they win the cup again, it's theirs for keeps — si vuelven a ganar la copa, se la quedan para siempre

2) (in castle, fortress) torre f del homenaje

II
1.
(past & past p kept) transitive verb
1)
a) (not throw away) \<\<receipt/ticket\>\> guardar, conservar; (not give back) quedarse con; (not lose) conservar

keep the change — quédese (con) el cambio

you can keep your lousy job! — (colloq) se puede guardar su porquería de trabajo!

b) (look after, reserve)

to keep something (for somebody) — guardar(le) algo (a algn)

2) (store) guardar

where do you keep the coffee? — ¿dónde guardas or tienes el café?

keep in a cool place — conservar en lugar fresco

I like to keep a first-aid kit in the car — me gusta tener un botiquín en el coche

3) (reserve for future use) guardar, dejar
4)
a) (raise) \<\<pigs/bees\>\> criar*
b) (manage, run) \<\<stall/guesthouse\>\> tener*
5)
a) (support) mantener*

it costs me a fortune to keep them in clothes — me cuesta una fortuna vestirlos

b) (maintain)

she keeps a diary — escribe or lleva un diario

I've kept a note o record of everything — he tomado nota de todo, lo tengo todo anotado

6)
a) (cause to remain, continue) mantener*

try and keep it clean — trata de mantenerlo limpio

keep her informed — manténla al tanto

the noise kept me awake — el ruido no me dejó dormir

to keep somebody/something + -ing: to keep somebody guessing tener* a algn en ascuas; he kept the engine running — mantuvo el motor en marcha

b) (detain)

don't let me keep you — no te quiero entretener

what kept you? — ¿por qué tardaste?, ¿qué te retuvo?

they kept her in hospital — la dejaron ingresada or (CS, Méx tb) internada

7) (adhere to, fulfil) \<\<promise/vow\>\> cumplir

she didn't keep the appointment — faltó a la cita

8) (observe, celebrate) celebrar; (Relig) guardar

2.
keep vi
1) (remain) mantenerse*

to keep fit — mantenerse* en forma

to keep awake — mantenerse* despierto, no dormirse*

can't you keep quiet? — ¿no te puedes estar callado?

keep still! — estáte quieto! or quédate quieto!

2)
a) (continue) seguir*

keep left/right — siga por la izquierda/derecha

to keep -ing — seguir* + ger

keep talking — sigue hablando

b) (repeatedly)

he keeps interfering — está continuamente entrometiéndose, no deja de entrometerse

I keep forgetting to bring it — nunca me acuerdo or siempre me olvido de traerlo

3)
a) \<\<food\>\> conservarse (fresco)

this cake will keep for several months — este pastel se conserva muchos meses

b) \<\<news/matter\>\> esperar

I have something to tell you - will it keep till later? — tengo algo que decirte - ¿puede esperar a más tarde?

c) (be in certain state of health) (colloq)

how are you keeping? — ¿qué tal estás? (fam)

Phrasal Verbs:
[kiːp] (vb: pt, pp kept)
1. TRANSITIVE VERB
When keep is part of a set combination, eg to keep an appointment. to keep a promise, to keep one's seat, look up the noun.
1) (=retain) [+ change, copy] quedarse con; [+ receipt] guardar; [+ business, customer, colour] conservar

you must keep the receipt — debe guardar el recibo

you can keep the change — quédese con la vuelta or (LAm) el vuelto

is this jacket worth keeping? — ¿merece la pena guardar esta chaqueta?

he is to keep his job in spite of the incident — va a mantener or conservar el trabajo a pesar del incidente

this material will keep its colour/softness — este material conservará su color/suavidad

to keep sth for o.s. — quedarse con algo

2) (=save, put aside) guardar, reservar

I'm keeping this wine in case we have visitors — voy a guardar or reservar este vino por si tenemos visitas

ask the shop to keep you one — pide en la tienda que te reserven uno

I was keeping it for you — lo guardaba para ti

3) (=have ready)

I always keep a torch in the car — siempre tengo una linterna en el coche

keep this by you in case of emergencies — guárdate eso para un caso de emergencia

4) (=store, put) (gen) guardar; (in museum) conservar

where do you keep the sugar? — ¿dónde guardas el azúcar?

keep it somewhere safe — guárdalo en un sitio seguro

you must keep it in a cold place — debes conservarlo en un sitio fresco

5) (=house)

the puppies were kept in cramped conditions — tenían a los cachorros hacinados

the tarantulas were kept in cages — las tarántulas estaban metidas en jaulas

the prisoners were kept in a dark room — los prisioneros estaban encerrados en una habitación oscura

he keeps his wives in separate houses — tiene a sus mujeres alojadas en casas separadas

6) (=detain) tener

keep him in bed for a couple of days — tenlo en cama un par de días

to keep sb in prison — tener a algn preso

he was kept in hospital over night — lo tuvieron una noche en el hospital, le hicieron pasar la noche en el hospital

illness kept her at home — la enfermedad no le permitió salir de casa

to keep sb doing sth — tener a algn haciendo algo

7) (=delay) entretener

I mustn't keep you — no quiero entretenerte

don't let me keep you — no le entretengo más

what kept you? — ¿por qué te has retrasado?

am I keeping you from your work? — quizá tienes trabajo y yo te estoy entreteniendo

8) (=have) [+ shop, hotel, house, servant] tener; [+ pigs, bees, chickens] criar

he keeps a good cellar — tiene una buena bodega

9) (=stock) tener

we don't keep that model any more — ya no tenemos ese modelo

10) (=support) [+ family, mistress] mantener

to keep o.s. — mantenerse

the extra money keeps me in beer and cigarettes — el dinero extra me da para (comprar) cerveza y cigarrillos

our garden keeps us in vegetables all summer — el huerto nos da suficientes verduras para todo el verano

11) (=fulfil, observe) [+ promise, agreement, obligation] cumplir; [+ law, rule] observar; [+ appointment] acudir a, ir a; [+ feast day] observar

to keep the Sabbath — observar el sábado judío

12) (=not divulge)

to keep sth from sb — ocultar algo a algn

keep it quiet — de esto no digas ni una palabra

keep it to yourself * — no se lo digas a nadie

but he kept the news to himself — pero se guardó la noticia, pero no comunicó la noticia a nadie

13) (=maintain)
a) [+ accounts] llevar; [+ diary] escribir

to keep a record of sth — llevar nota de algo

b) with adjective mantener; (less formal) tener

keep Britain tidy — mantenga limpia Gran Bretaña

to keep sth clean — conservar or mantener algo limpio; (less formal) tener algo limpio

she always keeps the house very clean — tiene la casa siempre muy limpia

to keep o.s. clean — no ensuciarse, mantenerse limpio

cats keep themselves clean — los gatos son muy limpios

exercise keeps you fit — haciendo ejercicio te mantienes en forma

keep the sauce hot(in recipe book) mantener la salsa caliente

I'll keep your supper hot — te guardaré la comida caliente

to keep inflation as low as possible — mantener la inflación tan baja como sea posible

to keep sth safe — guardar algo bien, guardar algo en un lugar seguro

try to keep your head still — intenta no mover la cabeza

to keep sth warm — mantener algo caliente

the garden is well kept — el jardín está muy bien cuidado

fixed 1., 3), happy 1., 3), post I, 2., 4)
c) + -ing

to keep the engine running — dejar el motor en marcha

to keep sb talking — entretener a algn hablando

keep him talking while I ... — entretenlo hablando mientras yo ...

to keep sb waiting — hacer esperar a algn

he kept them working all night — los tuvo trabajando toda la noche

go 1., 24)
14) (=hold)

to keep sb at it — obligar a algn a seguir trabajando

I'll keep you to your promise — haré que cumplas tu promesa

counsel 1., 1)
15) (=prevent)

to keep sb from doing sth — impedir que algn haga algo

what can we do to keep it from happening again — ¿qué podemos hacer para evitar que se repita?

to keep o.s. from doing sth — contener las ganas de hacer algo, aguantarse de hacer algo *

16) (=guard, protect) guardar

God keep you! — ¡Dios te guarde!

17)

to keep o.s. to o.s. — guardar las distancias

2. INTRANSITIVE VERB
1) (=remain)
a) with adjective

try to keep calm — intenta mantener la calma

to keep fit — mantenerse en forma

it will keep fresh for weeks — se conservará fresco durante semanas

to keep healthy — mantenerse sano

keep very quiet — no hagas nada de ruido

you must keep still — tienes que estarte or quedarte muy quieto

to keep together — no separarse

he was jumping up and down to keep warm — estaba dando saltos para mantener el calor

b) with preposition/adverb

keep in the left lane — sigue por el carril de la izquierda

she kept inside for three days — no salió en tres días

2)

to keep doing sth —

a) (=continue) seguir haciendo algo

he kept walking — siguió caminando

I keep hoping she'll come back — sigo esperando que vuelva

you must keep moving — no pares

keep smiling! * — ¡no te desanimes!

keep going! — ¡no pares!

b) (=do repeatedly) no hacer más que hacer algo

he keeps mentioning his uncle — no hace más que mencionar a su tío

I keep thinking I'll wake up in a minute — no hago más que pensar que es todo un sueño

she keeps bursting into tears — está todo el tiempo echándose a llorar

he kept interrupting us — no paraba de interrumpirnos

I keep forgetting to pay the gas bill — siempre se me olvida pagar la factura del gas

you mustn't keep looking at your watch — no debes estar todo el tiempo mirando al reloj

3) (in directions) (=continue) seguir

to keep straight on — seguir todo recto or derecho

keep due north until you come to ... — siga en dirección norte hasta que llegue a ...

keep left — circule por la izquierda

4) (=not go off) [food] conservarse fresco, conservarse bien

fish doesn't keep very well — el pescado no se conserva muy bien

an apple that keeps — una manzana que se conserva bien

5) * (=wait) esperar

the news will keep till I see you — la noticia puede esperar hasta que nos veamos

it can keep — puede esperar

6) * (talking about health)

how are you keeping? — ¿qué tal (estás)? (Sp) *, ¿como or qué tal te va? *, ¿cómo sigues? (LAm) *, ¿qué hubo? (Mex, Chile) *

he's not keeping very well — no está muy bien de salud

she's keeping better — está mejor, se encuentra mejor

7) (=avoid)

to keep from doing sth — evitar hacer algo; (=abstain from) abstenerse de hacer algo

3. NOUN
1) (=livelihood, food)

I got £30 a week and my keep — me daban 30 libras a la semana y comida y cama

I pay £50 a week for my keep — la pensión me cuesta 50 libras a la semana

to earn one's keep — ganarse el sustento; (fig) justificar el gasto

in a poem every word must earn its keep — en un poema cada palabra debe estar justificada

2) (Archit) torreón m , torre f del homenaje
3) (=permanently)

for keeps * — para siempre

* * *
[kiːp]
I
noun
1) (living) sustento m, manutención f

he helped in the kitchen to earn his keep — ayudaba en la cocina a cambio de comida y techo

for keeps: if they win the cup again, it's theirs for keeps — si vuelven a ganar la copa, se la quedan para siempre

2) (in castle, fortress) torre f del homenaje

II
1.
(past & past p kept) transitive verb
1)
a) (not throw away) \<\<receipt/ticket\>\> guardar, conservar; (not give back) quedarse con; (not lose) conservar

keep the change — quédese (con) el cambio

you can keep your lousy job! — (colloq) se puede guardar su porquería de trabajo!

b) (look after, reserve)

to keep something (for somebody) — guardar(le) algo (a algn)

2) (store) guardar

where do you keep the coffee? — ¿dónde guardas or tienes el café?

keep in a cool place — conservar en lugar fresco

I like to keep a first-aid kit in the car — me gusta tener un botiquín en el coche

3) (reserve for future use) guardar, dejar
4)
a) (raise) \<\<pigs/bees\>\> criar*
b) (manage, run) \<\<stall/guesthouse\>\> tener*
5)
a) (support) mantener*

it costs me a fortune to keep them in clothes — me cuesta una fortuna vestirlos

b) (maintain)

she keeps a diary — escribe or lleva un diario

I've kept a note o record of everything — he tomado nota de todo, lo tengo todo anotado

6)
a) (cause to remain, continue) mantener*

try and keep it clean — trata de mantenerlo limpio

keep her informed — manténla al tanto

the noise kept me awake — el ruido no me dejó dormir

to keep somebody/something + -ing: to keep somebody guessing tener* a algn en ascuas; he kept the engine running — mantuvo el motor en marcha

b) (detain)

don't let me keep you — no te quiero entretener

what kept you? — ¿por qué tardaste?, ¿qué te retuvo?

they kept her in hospital — la dejaron ingresada or (CS, Méx tb) internada

7) (adhere to, fulfil) \<\<promise/vow\>\> cumplir

she didn't keep the appointment — faltó a la cita

8) (observe, celebrate) celebrar; (Relig) guardar

2.
keep vi
1) (remain) mantenerse*

to keep fit — mantenerse* en forma

to keep awake — mantenerse* despierto, no dormirse*

can't you keep quiet? — ¿no te puedes estar callado?

keep still! — estáte quieto! or quédate quieto!

2)
a) (continue) seguir*

keep left/right — siga por la izquierda/derecha

to keep -ing — seguir* + ger

keep talking — sigue hablando

b) (repeatedly)

he keeps interfering — está continuamente entrometiéndose, no deja de entrometerse

I keep forgetting to bring it — nunca me acuerdo or siempre me olvido de traerlo

3)
a) \<\<food\>\> conservarse (fresco)

this cake will keep for several months — este pastel se conserva muchos meses

b) \<\<news/matter\>\> esperar

I have something to tell you - will it keep till later? — tengo algo que decirte - ¿puede esperar a más tarde?

c) (be in certain state of health) (colloq)

how are you keeping? — ¿qué tal estás? (fam)

Phrasal Verbs:

English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

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  • Keep — Keep, n. 1. The act or office of keeping; custody; guard; care; heed; charge. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Pan, thou god of shepherds all, Which of our tender lambkins takest keep. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. The state of being kept; hence, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • keep — keep; green·keep·er; house·keep; house·keep·er; keep·able; keep·er·ing; keep·er·ship; keep·sake; store·keep; keep·er; …   English syllables

  • Keep — 〈f. 20; Seemannsspr.〉 Kerbe, Rille * * * Keep, die; , en [aus dem Niederd. < mniederd. kēp, wohl verw. mit ↑ kappen] (Seemannsspr.): Rille, Kerbe (in einer Boje, einem Block, Mast o. Ä.), die einem darumgelegten Tau Halt gibt. * * * I Keep   …   Universal-Lexikon

  • keep — I (continue) verb be constant, be steadfast, carry forward, carry on, endure, extend, forge ahead, go on, keep going, last, lengthen, live on, maintain, move ahead, never cease, perpetuate, perseverare, persevere, persist, press onward, progress …   Law dictionary

  • keep — The construction keep + object + from + ing verb is idiomatic in current English: • His hands held flat over his ears as if to keep his whole head from flying apart Martin Amis, 1978. The intransitive use of keep + from + ing verb is recorded in… …   Modern English usage

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