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How to sign: keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"
"hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes";
See also: keep in, keep apart, stay off, keep out, delay, keep down, live on, sustain, stand firm, shut out, keep up, hold back, survive, keep off, resist, last, hold out, exclude, set apart, arrest, prolong, withstand, keep up, sequestrate, keep off, live, isolate, detain, hold over, shut, hold up, endure, turn back, avoid, hold up, hold out, sequester, number, contain, stop, go, check
How to sign: 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 an;
How to sign: of power or authority