keep down

Definitions of keep down
  1. verb
    place a limit on the number of
    synonyms: number
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    type of:
    circumscribe, confine, limit
    restrict or confine
  2. verb
    manage not to throw up
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    barf, be sick, chuck, disgorge, regurgitate, throw up, vomit, vomit up
    eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
  3. verb
    put down by force or intimidation
    “China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently”
    synonyms: quash, reduce, repress, subdue, subjugate
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    type of:
    crush, oppress, suppress
    come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
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