Meaning of KEEP in English
( v. i. )
To remain in any position or state; to continue; to abide; to stay; as, to keep at a distance; to keep aloft; to keep near; to keep in the house; to keep before or behind; to keep in favor; to keep out of company, or out reach.
Webster's Revised Unabridged English Dictionary. Пересмотренный полный словарь английского языка Webster. 2012