keep up

Primary Meanings of keep up

1.
v
maintain a required pace or level
2.
v
keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction
3.
v
keep informed
4.
v
prevent from going to bed at night
Full Definitions of keep up
1

v maintain a required pace or level

“He could not keep up and dropped out of the race”
Types:
keep pace, keep step
maintain the same pace

v lengthen or extend in duration or space

keep up the good work”
Synonyms:
prolong, sustain
Types:
continue, keep, keep on, retain
allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature
Type of:
bear on, carry on, continue, preserve, uphold
keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
2

v keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction

“The old lady could not keep up the building”
Synonyms:
conserve, maintain, preserve
Types:
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embalm
preserve a dead body
plastinate
preserve (tissue) with plastics, as for teaching and research purposes
hold the line
hold the line on prices; keep the price of something constant
mummify
remove the organs and dry out (a dead body) in order to preserve it
Type of:
keep
look after; be the keeper of; have charge of
3

v keep informed

“He kept up on his country's foreign policies”
Synonyms:
follow, keep abreast
follow, trace
follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something
4

v prevent from going to bed at night

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