keep down

Primary Meanings of keep down

1.
v
place a limit on the number of
2.
v
manage not to throw up
3.
v
put down by force or intimidation
Full Definitions of keep down
1

v place a limit on the number of

Synonyms:
number
Type of:
circumscribe, confine, limit
restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"
2

v manage not to throw up

Antonyms:
barf, be sick, chuck, disgorge, throw up, vomit, vomit up
eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
3

v put down by force or intimidation

“China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently”
Synonyms:
quash, reduce, repress, subdue, subjugate
Type of:
crush, oppress, suppress
come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority

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