Spanish translation of 'keep down'
transitive verb + adverb
1. (= not raise)
she kept her eyes down no levantó los ojos
keep your head down or you’ll get shot no levantes la cabeza o te dispararán
you’ll have to keep your head down for 48 hours (figurative) tendrás que mantener al margen durante 48 horassee also head noun
2. (= control)
[anger, rebellion] contener ⧫ reprimir
[weeds] no dejar crecer
3. (= limit)
[prices, spending, temperature] mantener bajo
[costs, inflation] mantener al mismo nivel
could you keep the noise down? ¿puedes hacer menos ruido?
you must try to keep your weight down tienes que intentar no subir de peso
4. (= hold back)
it’s just a way to keep women down es solo una forma de oprimir a las mujeres
▪ proverb: you can’t keep a good man down los buenos siempre vuelven
he was kept down another year tuvo que repetir (año)
5. (= oppress)
6. (= retain)
he can’t keep anything down lo devuelve or vomita todo
intransitive verb + adverbSee also keep
seguir agachado ⧫ no levantar la cabeza
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I do my best to keep down my fat intake but I do draw the line at those dreadful low-fat spreads.A NASTY DOSE OF DEATH
Like so many paper mills, the economics of scale keep increasing so as to keep down production costs.THE GWEN JOHN SCULPTURE
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Translation of keep down from the Collins English to Spanish Dictionary