Phrasal Verbs with “KEEP” in English

The verb to keep is an irregular verb. Its main forms are presented in the table

InfinitivePast SimplePast Participle
to keep keptkept

Consider common phrasal verbs with to keep  in the English

  • keep after
    • The police kept after the escaped prisoners until they caught them
  • keep away/from
    • Keep away from the windows
  • keep back
    • How did she manage to keep back her true feelings?
  • keep(smth/smb) down
    • They promised to keep the rents down
  • keep in
    • The teacher kept us in for misbehaving in class
  • keep off
    • Keep off the benches  the paint is wet
  • keep out off
    • You keep out of my third shelf down
  • keep on
    • Although he failed his test he kept on studying and retook it in May
  • keep out
    • He locked the gate to keep out unwanted visitors
  • keep to
    • They failed to keep to their side of the agreement
  • keep up
    • The noise kept up all day
  • keep under
    • the news was hard to keep under wraps
  • keep together
    • So everybody keep together
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