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[ keep ]SEE DEFINITION OF keep out

Synonyms for keep out

  • defer
  • hoard
  • maintain
  • preserve
  • retain
  • save
  • set aside
  • stockpile
  • withhold
  • conserve
  • delay
  • duck
  • have
  • hold
  • plant
  • possess
  • postpone
  • squirrel
  • stash
  • store
  • keep back
  • lay up
  • put away
  • put by
  • put off
  • squirrel away
  • store up
  • stow away
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Antonyms for keep out

  • hurt
  • let go
  • release
  • spend
  • squander
  • throw away
  • waste
  • expedite
  • use
  • distribute
  • give
  • offer
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR KEEP OUT

And Molly Abrahamson used to warn him to keep out of her father's way.

You are to keep out of his way, he says, and he will not seek to put himself in yours.

It cannot keep out the arrow of the cock's cry, and the heart that pierces is no shadow.

Little Katie put her hands over her ears to keep out the sound.

Lonesomeness was the very thing he had tried to keep out of that letter.

How he can do it and keep out of jale, my saving soul, I don't know.

Glenfaba may be dull, but you do well to keep out of the whirlpool of London for the present.

Did he think, however, she wondered, that he could keep out of it to the end?

Well have to keep out the press and television men, anyway, because of your health.

Be very careful to keep out of the cells anything that does not belong there.

WORD ORIGIN

late Old English cepan "to seize, hold," also "to observe," from Proto-Germanic *kopijanan, but with no certain connection to other languages. It possibly is related to Old English capian "to look," from Proto-Germanic *kap- (cepan was used c.1000 to render Latin observare), which would make the basic sense "to keep an eye on."

Sense of "preserve, maintain" is from mid-14c. Meaning "to maintain in proper order" is from 1550s; meaning "financially support and privately control" (usually in reference to mistresses) is from 1540s. Related: Kept; keeping.

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