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keep up

verb as in maintain, sustain


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Detention facilities would not necessarily have to keep up with U.S. prison standards.

“The most helpful thing is to try to keep up everyday activities,” says Dr. Rohan.

During a rebel attack, she left her family after being unable to keep up.

But she says students also have strong motivators to keep up with the classes.

So, people sped by the models less out of puritanical deference to the naked bodies, but to keep up their steely reputations.

There cannot be many persons in the world who keep up with the whole range of musical literature as he does.

By bringing men over from the Asiatic side and from Adrianople the Turks seem to be able to keep up their strength.

It was directed to Mr. Carr, and said as plainly as look could say, "Don't undeceive her; keep up the delusion."

The engine did more work while the steam lasted, but the boiler could not keep up the demand.

Here was one cause of his disinclination to meet his wife—having to keep up the farce of Dr. Ashton's action.

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On this page you'll find 36 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to keep up, such as: hold on, balance, compete, contend, continue, and emulate.

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