• the financial means whereby one lives;
    • "each child was expected to pay for their keep"
  • the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
  • a cell in a jail or prison
  • keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g.,
    • "keep clean"
    • "The students keep me on my toes"
  • continue a certain state, condition, or activity;
  • retain possession of;
    • "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"
  • stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state;
  • conform one's action or practice to;
    • "keep appointments"
    • "she never keeps her promises"
  • stick to correctly or closely;
    • "keep count"
    • "I cannot keep track of all my employees"
  • look after; be the keeper of; have charge of;
    • "He keeps the shop when I am gone"
  • maintain by writing regular records;
    • "keep a diary"
    • "keep notes"
  • supply with room and board;
    • "He is keeping three women in the guest cottage"
    • "keep boarders"
  • allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature;
    • "The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff"
    • "Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on"
  • supply with necessities and support;
    • "There's little to earn and many to keep"
  • fail to spoil or rot;
    • "These potatoes keep for a long time"
  • behave as expected during of holidays or rites;
  • keep under control; keep in check;
    • "keep your cool"
  • maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger;
    • "May God keep you"
  • raise;
    • "She keeps a few chickens in the yard"
    • "he keeps bees"
  • retain rights to;
    • "keep my job for me while I give birth"
    • "keep my seat, please"
    • "keep open the possibility of a merger"
  • store or keep customarily;
    • "Where do you keep your gardening tools?"
  • have as a supply;
    • "I always keep batteries in the freezer"
    • "keep food for a week in the pantry"
    • "She keeps a sixpack and a week's worth of supplies in the refrigerator"
  • maintain for use and service;
    • "I keep a car in the countryside"
    • "She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips"
  • hold and prevent from leaving;
  • prevent (food) from rotting;
    • "keep potatoes fresh"
  • KEEP v KEPT, KEEPING, KEEPS to continue to possess KEEPABLE adj

Scrabble Score: 10

keep is a valid Scrabble (US) TWL word

keep is a valid Scrabble Word in Merriam-Webster MW Dictionary

keep is a valid Scrabble Word in International Collins CSW Dictionary

Words With Friends Score: 11

keep is a valid Words With Friends word