keep in

keep in(
kip
 
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to stifle)
a. contener
The family could scarcely keep in their joy when they heard the news.La familia apenas pudo contener la alegría cuando se enteraron de la noticia.
2. (to keep in a place)
a. no dejar salir
I just gave the dog a bath, so let's keep her in so she doesn't get dirty.Acabo de bañar a la perra, así que no dejamos que salga y que se ensucie.
b. dejar ingresado (at the hospital)
The doctors are keeping Lenny in for a few more days for observation.Los médicos van a dejar ingresado a Lenny unos días más en observación.
c. retener
Put the lid on the pot to keep the moisture in.Pon la tapa en la olla para retener la humedad.
3. (to oblige to stay) (United Kingdom)
a. dejar castigado
Kim was kept in after school for writing rude words on the desk.A Kim la dejaron castigada después de la escuela porque escribió palabras groseras en el pupitre.
4. (to not omit)
a. conservar
That chapter of the book isn't important to the plot, but it's so much fun that I decided to keep it in.Ese capítulo del libro no aporta nada al argumento, pero es tan divertido que decidí conservarlo.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to give access to)
a. darle para
The money from the job I did will only keep me in food for another week.El dinero del trabajo que hice solo me dará para comer una semana más.
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keep in
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (pupil)
a. castigar sin salir
they decided to k her in overnightdecidieron dejarla ingresada hasta el día siguiente
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keep in
transitive verb
1 (prevent from going out) impedir que salga; no dejar salir
to keep a child in after school dejar a un niño castigado después de las clases
2 (hold in) [+stomach] meter; [+elbows] pegar al cuerpo; [+anger] contener
keep your tummy in! ¡mete estómago!
3 (keep alight) [+fire] mantener encendido
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 [+fire] mantenerse encendido
2
to keep in with sb mantener buenas relaciones con algn
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