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We did it to keep down trouble, and to keep our hearts from being completely broken; that is as true as the gospel!

Like a lot of schools, we let in more early-decision applicants than usual to keep down our financial-aid commitments.

She was rosier than usual, and Jacinth, who knew her ways so well, could see that she was struggling to keep down her excitement.

She was like a fierce fire, over which ashes have been heaped to keep down the flames, and check its ardour.

So the buyers spent the night organizing a pool to keep down competition and drawing lots for the privilege of bidding.

Even thus prepared he found it barely possible to keep down the emotion the sight excited in his breast.

One would expect the giants of the deep to keep down their population.

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On this page you'll find 190 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to keep it down, such as: dampen, soften, subdue, benumb, deaden, and drown.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.