keep to

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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 not leave)
a. no salirse de
Please keep to the approved areas of the facility.Por favor, no se salgan de las áreas aprobadas de la instalación.
2. (to follow)
a. ceñirse a
As long as we keep to the plan, everything will go just fine.Todo saldrá perfectamente con tal de que nos ciñamos al plan.
b. respetar
The officer gave me a warning and told me to keep to the speed limit.El agente me dio una advertencia y me dijo que respetara el límite de velocidad.
3. (to limit to)
a. limitar a
If we keep the volume on the stereo to five at night, the neighbors usually don't complain.Si limitamos el volumen del estéreo al cinco por la noche, los vecinos normalmente no se quejan.
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keep to
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. (hold)
a.
to k somebody to a promisehacer que alguien cumpla una promesa
to k delays/costs to a minimumreducir al mínimo or minimizar los retrasos/costes
2. (not reveal)
a.
to k something to oneselfno contar algo
to k oneself to oneselfmantenerse apartado(a) del resto
3. (promise)
a. cumplir
to k to a subjectceñirse a un tema
she kept to her roomse quedó encerrada en su habitación
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keep to
intransitive verb
[+promise] cumplir con; [+subject, schedule, text] ceñirse a
to keep to the left/right circular por la izquierda/derecha; mantenerse por la izquierda/derecha; to keep to the main roads no salir de las carreteras principales; to keep to one's room no salir de su habitación; to keep to one's bed guardar cama; to keep to one's diet no salirse de la dieta; they keep to themselves guardan las distancias
verb:transitive:plus_preposition
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