Phrasal Verbsphrasal verbjump to other results
keep upphrasal verb
if particular weather keeps up, it continues without stopping The rain kept up all afternoon.jump to other results
to move, make progress, or increase at the same rate as someone or something Slow down—I can't keep up! I can't keep up with all the changes. Salaries are not keeping up with inflation.jump to other results
keep up (with somebody/something)
to prevent someone from going to bed I hope we're not keeping you up.jump to other results
keep somebody up
- 1to make something stay at a high level The high cost of raw materials is keeping prices up.
- 2to continue something at the same, usually high, level The enemy kept up the bombardment day and night. We're having difficulty keeping up our mortgage payments. Well done!Keep up the good work/Keep it up!
- 3to make something remain at a high level They sang songs to keep their spirits up.
- 4to continue to use or practice something to keep up old traditions Do you still keep up your Spanish?
- 5 to take care of a house, yard, etc. so that it stays in good condition synonym maintain related noun upkeep