verb (keeps down, keeping down, kept down, kept down)
- (transitive) To repress.
- China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently.
- (transitive) To restrain or control.
- We must keep then noise down, or the neighbours will complain.
- (transitive) To cause not to increase or rise.
- It is essential to keep the numbers down to avoid overcrowding.''
- (transitive) Not to vomit.
- It is difficult to keep anything down when you have the flu.
- (intransitive) To lie low. To stay concealed by not standing up
- You had better or they will see you.
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