keep up

VERB
  1. keep informed
    He kept up on his country's foreign policies
  2. keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction
    The old lady could not keep up the building
    We preserve these archeological findings
    The museum curator conserved the ancient manuscripts
    children must be taught to conserve our national heritage
  3. 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
  4. maintain a required pace or level
    He could not keep up and dropped out of the race
  5. lengthen or extend in duration or space
    prolong the treatment of the patient
    keep up the good work
    We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible
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How To Use keep up In A Sentence

  • The score may actually have been 32-0, but it seems the scoreboard operator could not keep up.
  • I had mixed feelings when I learned of your new assignment. Although we will miss you, we have to admit that management has made a wise choice in placing you where they can benefit most from your talents. We will long remember the hard work and happy moments we have shared. You have been a great team member. Best wishes and keep up the good work.
  • He was walking at a very quick pace and I had to jog to keep up with him.
  • I had mixed feelings when I learned of your new assignment. Although we will miss you, we have to admit that management has made a wise choice in placing you where they can benefit most from your talents. We will long remember the hard work and happy moments we have shared. You have been a great team member. Best wishes and keep up the good work.
  • Nice work to the peeps at bdo, keep up the critical thinking and great writing. Build Blog » On the Radar
  • We are outsiders but we can keep up the pressure and we might just nick it. Times, Sunday Times
  • When you're shooting sports action or wildlife - or simply trying to keep up with fast-moving children - the 10 frames-per-second high speed with mechanical shutter continuous shooting* and new tracking auto focus feature will ensure you never miss that vital moment. Digital Photography Now
  • The women have to purchase expensive gowns and matching accessories to keep up with expectations.
  • As the Clintonscontinue theirself-serving political dance ~ Obamamay not be able to keep up with their Washington two step. The Clintons / Open For Business Again
  • I could hardly keep up it, and spilling bottles in all directions.
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