Definitions for keep up

Definitions for (verb) keep up

Main entry: keep up

Definition: prevent from going to bed at night

Usage: The anticipation of the trip kept the children up all night; I kept myself up all night studying for the exam

Main entry: keep abreast, keep up, follow

Definition: keep informed

Usage: He kept up on his country's foreign policies

Main entry: keep up

Definition: maintain a required pace or level

Usage: He could not keep up and dropped out of the race

Main entry: preserve, maintain, keep up, conserve

Definition: keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction

Usage: We preserve these archeological findings; The old lady could not keep up the building; children must be taught to conserve our national heritage; The museum curator conserved the ancient manuscripts

Main entry: prolong, keep up, sustain

Definition: lengthen or extend in duration or space

Usage: We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible; prolong the treatment of the patient; keep up the good work

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