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Meaning of KEEP DOWN

Pronunciation:  keep dawn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  manage not to throw up
  2. [v]  place a limit on the number of
  3. [v]  put down by force or intimidation; "The government quashes any attempt of an uprising"; "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently"; "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land"
 Synonyms: number, quash, reduce, repress, subdue, subjugate
 Antonyms: barf, be sick, cast, cat, chuck, disgorge, honk, puke, purge, regorge, regurgitate, retch, sick, spew, spue, throw up, upchuck, vomit, vomit up
 See Also: circumscribe, clamp down, confine, crush, limit, oppress, suppress



Thesaurus Terms
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