verb (keeps, keeping, kept)
- The main tower of a castle or fortress, located within the castle walls.
- Noun, Support.
- He works as a cobbler's apprentice for his .
- (Middle English) note; take keep take note
- And shame it is, if a preest take <br>A shiten shepherde and a clene sheep CHAUCER G.P. 503-4
- (transitive) To maintain possession of.
- I a small stock of painkillers for emergencies.
- (transitive) To preserve.
- I my specimens under glass to protect them.
- (transitive) To remain in, to be confined to.
- 1605, w:William_Shakespeare, William Shakespeare, King Lear, III.ii,
- :The wrathful skies
- :Gallow the very wanderers of the dark
- :And make them their caves.
- (transitive) To restrain.
- I my brother out of trouble by keeping him away from his friends and hard at work.
- (intransitive) To continue.
- I taking the tablets, but to no avail.
- (context, intransitive, cricket) To act as wicket-keeper.
- Godfrey Evans kept for England for many years.
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