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Keep
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Keep as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

3 December 2021
Last seen in: Irish Independent - Simple

We found 50 answers for the crossword clue 'Keep', the most recent of which was seen in the Irish Independent - Simple.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Keep a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Keep as an answer itself some 212 times.

Keep is a single word clue made up of 4 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Irish Independent - Simple' on Thursday, 16 December 2021 with the answer being PRESERVE, but the most popular answer for this clue is RETAIN.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • A cell in a jail or prison
  • Prevent (food) from rotting; "preserved meats"; "keep potatoes fresh"
  • The financial means whereby one lives; "each child was expected to pay for their keep"; "he applied to the state for support"; "he could no longer earn his own livelihood"
  • Maintain by writing regular records; "keep a diary"; "maintain a record"; "keep notes"
  • Retain possession of; "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"; "She kept her maiden name after she married"
  • Maintain for use and service; "I keep a car in the countryside"; "She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips"
  • Keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool"
  • Stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state; "We must prevent the cancer from spreading"; "His snoring kept me from falling asleep"; "Keep the child from eating the marbles"
  • Raise; "She keeps a few chickens in the yard"; "he keeps bees"
  • Continue a certain state, condition, or activity; "Keep on working!"; "We continued to work into the night"; "Keep smiling"; "We went on working until well past midnight"
  • Maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger; "May God keep you"
  • Look after; be the keeper of; have charge of; "He keeps the shop when I am gone"
  • Retain rights to; "keep my job for me while I give birth"; "keep my seat, please"; "keep open the possibility of a merger"
  • Fail to spoil or rot; "These potatoes keep for a long time"
  • The main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
  • Stick to correctly or closely; "The pianist kept time with the metronome"; "keep count"; "I cannot keep track of all my employees"
  • Supply with necessities and support; "She alone sustained her family"; "The money will sustain our good cause"; "There's little to earn and many to keep"
  • Behave as expected during of holidays or rites; "Keep the commandments"; "celebrate Christmas"; "Observe Yom Kippur"
  • Keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"; "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes"
  • Hold and prevent from leaving; "The student was kept after school"
  • Have as a supply; "I always keep batteries in the freezer"; "keep food for a week in the pantry"; "She keeps a sixpack and a week's worth of supplies in the refrigerator"
  • Store or keep customarily; "Where do you keep your gardening tools?"
  • Allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature; "We cannot continue several servants any longer"; "She retains a lawyer"; "The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff"; "Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on"; "We kept the work going as long as we could"; "She retained her composure"; "this garment retains its shape even after many washings"
  • Conform one's action or practice to; "keep appointments"; "she never keeps her promises"; "We kept to the original conditions of the contract"
  • Supply with room and board; "He is keeping three women in the guest cottage"; "keep boarders"

Anagrams

We found 1 anagrams for the word 'Keep'.

  • peek A secret look

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

HAS

OWN
Have ownership or possession of; "He owns three houses in Florida"; "How many cars does she have?"

4 Letters

ATIT

FORT
A fortified defensive structure

GOON
An awkward stupid person

HAVE
A person who possesses great material wealth

HOLD
The act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing"

LAST
Coming after all others in time or space or degree or being the only one remaining; "the last time I saw Paris"; "the last day of the month"; "had the last word"; "waited until the last minute"; "he raised his voice in a last supreme call"; "the last game of the season"; "down to his last nickel"

PREC

SAVE
Spend sparingly, avoid the waste of; "This move will save money"; "The less fortunate will have to economize now"

STAY
Continuing or remaining in a place or state; "they had a nice stay in Paris"; "a lengthy hospital stay"; "a four-month stay in bankruptcy court"

STOW
Fill by packing tightly; "stow the cart"

5 Letters

HOARD
Get or gather together; "I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife"; "She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis"; "She rolled up a small fortune"

6 Letters

DETAIN
Cause to be slowed down or delayed; "Traffic was delayed by the bad weather"; "she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform"

DONJON
The main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress

HOLDON
Stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments; "Hold on a moment!"

KEEPON
Allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature; "We cannot continue several servants any longer"; "She retains a lawyer"; "The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff"; "Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on"; "We kept the work going as long as we could"; "She retained her composure"; "this garment retains its shape even after many washings"

LIVING
Still in existence; "the Wollemi pine found in Australia is a surviving specimen of a conifer thought to have been long extinct and therefore known as a living fossil"; "the only surviving frontier blockhouse in Pennsylvania"

RETAIN
Secure and keep for possible future use or application; "The landlord retained the security deposit"; "I reserve the right to disagree"

UPHOLD
Support against an opponent; "The appellate court upheld the verdict"

7 Letters

DUNGEON
A dark cell (usually underground) where prisoners can be confined

GOALONG
Cooperate or pretend to cooperate; "He decided to play along with the burglars for the moment"

LEAVEIN

OBSERVE
Watch attentively; "Please observe the reaction of these two chemicals"

PREVENT
Stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state; "We must prevent the cancer from spreading"; "His snoring kept me from falling asleep"; "Keep the child from eating the marbles"

PROCEED
Continue a certain state, condition, or activity; "Keep on working!"; "We continued to work into the night"; "Keep smiling"; "We went on working until well past midnight"

RESERVE chris roberson
Formality and propriety of manner

SUPPORT
Documentary validation; "his documentation of the results was excellent"; "the strongest support for this view is the work of Jones"

SUSTAIN
Provide with nourishment; "We sustained ourselves on bread and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children"

8 Letters

CONSERVE
Fruit preserved by cooking with sugar

CONTINUE
Continue a certain state, condition, or activity; "Keep on working!"; "We continued to work into the night"; "Keep smiling"; "We went on working until well past midnight"

FORTRESS
A fortified defensive structure

HANGONTO

HOLDBACK
Hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of; "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in South East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism"

HOLDONTO

HOLDOPEN
Retain rights to; "keep my job for me while I give birth"; "keep my seat, please"; "keep open the possibility of a merger"

KEEPBACK
Secure and keep for possible future use or application; "The landlord retained the security deposit"; "I reserve the right to disagree"

KEEPOPEN
Retain rights to; "keep my job for me while I give birth"; "keep my seat, please"; "keep open the possibility of a merger"

MAINTAIN
Support against an opponent; "The appellate court upheld the verdict"

PRESERVE
Fruit preserved by cooking with sugar

RESTRAIN
Keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool"

WITHHOLD
Hold back; refuse to hand over or share; "The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room"

9 Letters

CELEBRATE
Assign great social importance to; "The film director was celebrated all over Hollywood"; "The tenor was lionized in Vienna"

SAFEGUARD
A precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.; "he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution"; "an insurance policy is a good safeguard"; "we let our guard down"

STAYFRESH
Fail to spoil or rot; "These potatoes keep for a long time"

10 Letters

LIVELIHOOD
The financial means whereby one lives; "each child was expected to pay for their keep"; "he applied to the state for support"; "he could no longer earn his own livelihood"

STRONGHOLD
A strongly fortified defensive structure

SUSTENANCE
The act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence; "they were in want of sustenance"; "fishing was their main sustainment"

11 Letters

SUBSISTENCE
The state of existing in reality; having substance

14 Letters

BREADANDBUTTER
The financial means whereby one lives; "each child was expected to pay for their keep"; "he applied to the state for support"; "he could no longer earn his own livelihood"

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