Phrasal verbs with keep
Here is a list of phrasal verbs using the word keep.
To keep something around is to have it ready for use.
- Students should always keep a dictionary around so that they can look up unfamiliar words.
To keep at something is to persevere.
- You should keep at your studies.
To keep something away is to prevent access to it.
- Keep the kids away from the fireplace.
- You should keep yourself away from bad people.
To keep back is to maintain a safe distance from something.
- Keep back. That tree is going to fall.
To keep food or drinks down is to keep them in your stomach without vomiting.
- She is very ill. She can’t keep even water down.
To keep something in some place is to have it in a specific location.
- She keeps her ornaments in that box.
To keep something off is to prevent it from climbing on to something
- Keep the cat off the piano.
To keep on is to continue.
- He was ill but he kept on working.
To keep somebody out is to prevent them from entering a certain place.
- Keep the dog out of the kitchen.
To keep to an activity is to persist in it.
- No one thought that she would solve that puzzle, but she kept to it until it was done.