keep up

Definitions of keep up
  1. verb
    maintain a required pace or level
    “He could not keep up and dropped out of the race”
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    types:
    keep pace, keep step
    maintain the same pace
  2. verb
    lengthen or extend in duration or space
    keep up the good work”
    synonyms: prolong, sustain
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    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
  3. verb
    keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction
    “The old lady could not keep up the building”
    synonyms: conserve, maintain, preserve
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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
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    keep
    look after; be the keeper of; have charge of
  4. verb
    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
  5. verb
    prevent from going to bed at night
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