Dictionary: Letter K

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keep away Avoid somebody or avoid going somewhere.

keep back [keep something back] (emotions, anger, tears, information, evidence, ideas, crowd) Control something or keep it secret. hold back

keep down [keep something down] (prices, spending, noise, voice, weight) Not increase something or keep it at a low level.

keep off [keep off something] (insep) (grass, the street, alcohol, cigarettes) Avoid something or not touch it.

keep on 1 continue doing Continue doing something. carry on, go on

2 continue wearing [keep something on] Continue wearing something.

keep on at/about [keep on at something, keep on about something] Continue talking to somebody or about something in a boring or annoying way.

keep out [keep out, keep somebody out] Stay outside or prevent somebody or something from entering.

keep to [keep to something] (path, subject, arrangement, routine, plan, rules, regulation, promise, minimum) Do what you are supposed to do. stick to

keep up (with) [keep something up, keep up with somebody] (conversation, payments, pace, speed, good work) Continue doing something or remain at the same level.

idiom keep up appearences Try to make people believe that you have a lot of money and everything is all right when, in fact, that is not true any more.

kick in (insep) (reality, benefits, recovery) Begin to take effect.

kick off (insep) Start.

kick out [kick somebody out] Tell somebody to leave as place as they are no longer welcome there.

kick up [kick something up] (controversy, fuss, row, stink) Complain or react angrily to something, maybe causing a problem. Stir up

kit out [kit somebody out, kit something out] Get all the clothes or things you need to do something.

knock back 1 drink [knock something back] Drink something quickly.

2 cost [knock somebody back something] Cost. set back

3 reject [knock something back] (offer, plan, proposal) Reject something.

4 delay [knock somebody back] Be a slight problem and delay you. set back

knock off 1 finish work (insep) Finish work.

2 reduce (pounds) Reduce something.

knock over [knock something/somebody over] Hit something and make it fall to the ground.

knock up 1 [knock something up] Make something quickly and easily.

2 [knock somebody up] (British, informal) Make a woman pregnant.

 

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