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2 Translation results for keep in Spanish

verb | noun

keep verb

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kept, has kept, is keeping, keeps
guardar, cuidar; cumplir (la palabra a uno), acudir a (una cita); observar (una fiesta); seguir, no dejar; conservarse (dícese de los alimentos); mantener; mantener (una familia); criar (animales); llevar, escribir (un diario, etc.); conservar, quedarse con; hacer quedar, detener

Example sentences of
keep verb

  • She's going to keep the money she found.
  • I can't decide whether to sell my old car or keep it for another year.
  • While the company laid off some employees, others had hopes of keeping their jobs.
  • I asked them to keep quiet.
  • The program teaches kids how to keep safe near water.
  • I tried to keep the children quiet during the ceremony.
  • The local newspaper keeps people informed about what's happening in town.
  • The article offers tips on how to keep kids safe near water.
  • The movie will keep you on the edge of your seat.
  • "The fare is $4." "Here's $5. Keep the change."

Detailed synonyms for keep verb

Keep, retain, detain, withhold, reserve, hold back significan tener en la posesión o bajo el control de uno.
  • Keep puede connotar el tener uno en su posesión, custodia o control, algo tangible o intangible <please keep this while I'm gone>.
    antonyms: relinquish
  • Retain indica el guardar continuamente, particularmente con el fin de prevenir la pérdida del objeto guardado o que éste sea agarrado por otro <with no money, it was hard to retain their dignity>.
  • Detain connota guardar como consecuencia de una demora en el soltar o poner en libertad <detained three young men for questioning>.
  • Withhold indica una reserva al soltar o poner en libertad, o el negarse completamente a hacerlo, a menudo con buena razón <the committee continued to withhold its approval of the project>.
  • Reserve connota el guardar para otro uso o un uso futuro <advised the runners to reserve some of their energy for the last mile>.
  • Hold back connota refrenarse de revelar o renunciar a algo <they had apparently held back important information>.

keep noun

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torreón (de un castillo), torre del homenaje; manutención, sustento

Example sentences of
keep noun

  • the keep of the stable is mainly left to the two equine-loving daughters

Synonyms of
keep noun

Phrasal verbs for keep

Related phrases for keep

Reverse translation for keep

guardar  - to guard, to maintain, to preserve, to put away, to save, to keep (a secret or promise) 
cuidar  - to take care of, to look after, to pay attention to 
cumplir  (la palabra a uno) - to accomplish, to carry out, to expire, to fall due, to comply with, to fulfill, to fulfill one's obligations, to attain, to reach 
acudir a  (una cita)
observar  (una fiesta) - to observe, to watch, to notice, to obey, to abide by, to remark, to comment 
seguir  - to follow, to go on, to keep going, to remain, to continue to be, to go along, to keep on 
conservarse  (dícese de los alimentos)
mantener  - to support, to feed, to keep, to preserve, to keep up, to sustain, to maintain, to affirm 
mantener  (una familia) - to support, to feed, to keep, to preserve, to keep up, to sustain, to maintain, to affirm 
criar  (animales) - to breed, to bring up, to raise 
llevar  - to have, to lead, to take away, to carry, to wear, to take, to lead 
escribir  (un diario, etc.) - to write, to spell 
conservar  - to preserve, to keep, to conserve 
detener  - to arrest, to detain, to stop, to halt, to keep, to hold back 
torreón  (de un castillo) - tower (of a castle) 
manutención  - maintenance, support 
sustento  - means of support, livelihood, sustenance, food 
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