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Meaning of KEEP UP

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  1. [v]  prevent from going to bed at night; "The anticipation of the trip kept the children up all night"; "I kept myself up all night studying for the exam"
  2. [v]  keep informed; "He kept up on his country's foreign policies"
  3. [v]  maintain a required pace or level; "He could not keep up and dropped out of the race"
  4. [v]  keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction; "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"
  5. [v]  lengthen or extend in duration or space; "We sustained the diplomatic negociations as long as possible"; "prolong the treatment of the patient"; "keep up the good work"
 Synonyms: conserve, follow, keep abreast, maintain, preserve, prolong, sustain
 See Also: bear on, carry on, compete, contend, continue, hold the line, keep, keep, keep going, keep on, keep pace, keep step, preserve, retain, sit up, stay up, uphold, vie



Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: afford support, au courant, back, back up, be employed, bear, bear up, bolster, bolster up, brace, buoy up, buttress, carry, carry on, carry on business, conserve, continue, copyright, cradle, crutch, cushion, do business, endure, extend, follow a trade, follow the crowd, follow the fashion, give support, go on, guard, hang in, hang tough, have a job, hold, hold out, hold up, join the parade, keep, keep account of, keep afloat, keep alive, keep at, keep at it, keep count of, keep driving, keep going, keep in step, keep informed, keep intact, keep inviolate, keep on, keep pace with, keep posted, keep safe, keep track of, keep trying, keep up appearances, keep up on, keep up with, labor, last, lend support, lengthen, mainstay, maintain, moonlight, never say die, not accept compromise, not destroy, not endanger, not expend, not flag, not give up, not use up, not waste, not weaken, patent, perpetuate, persevere, persist, pillow, practice a profession, preserve, prolong, prop, protect, protract, register, reinforce, retain, save, see it out, set up shop, shore, shore up, shoulder, spare, stand up, stay, stay briefed, stay employed, stay it out, stay the distance, stick it out, subsidize, subvention, support, sustain, sweat it out, take it, toil, transact business, underbrace, undergird, underlie, underpin, underset, upbear, uphold, upkeep, work, work at, work for