Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb keep_up

5 senses of keep up

Sense 1
keep up -- (maintain a required pace or level; "He could not keep up and dropped out of the race")

Sense 2
prolong, sustain, keep up -- (lengthen or extend in duration or space; "We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible"; "prolong the treatment of the patient"; "keep up the good work")
       => continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserve -- (keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last; "preserve the peace in the family"; "continue the family tradition"; "Carry on the old traditions")

Sense 3
conserve, preserve, maintain, keep up -- (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")
       => keep -- (look after; be the keeper of; have charge of; "He keeps the shop when I am gone")

Sense 4
keep up, keep abreast, follow -- (keep informed; "He kept up on his country's foreign policies")

Sense 5
keep up -- (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")

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