1. phrasal verb
The prime aim is to keep inflation down.
Administration costs were kept down to just £460.
2. phrasal verb
If someone keeps
a group of people down
, they prevent
them from getting power and status
and being completely free
No matter what a woman tries to do to improve her situation, there is some barrier
or attitude to keep her down.
3. phrasal verb keep
I tried to give her something to drink but she couldn't keep it down.
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