housekeep
housekeep housekeep, house-keep house-keepv. i. to take care of all household-related business.

Syn: house-keep, maintain a household, keep house. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • housekeep — intransitive verb (housekept; keeping) Etymology: back formation from housekeeper Date: 1842 to perform the routine duties (as cooking and cleaning) of managing a house …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • housekeep — /hows keep /, v.i., housekept, housekeeping. to keep or maintain a house. [1835 45; back formation from HOUSEKEEPING] * * * …   Universalium

  • housekeep — verb To carry out the domestic duties of housekeeping …   Wiktionary

  • housekeep — v. maintain a household, take care and manage a house …   English contemporary dictionary

  • housekeep — house·keep …   English syllables

  • housekeep — house•keep [[t]ˈhaʊsˌkip[/t]] v. i. kept, keep•ing to keep or maintain a house • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • housekeep — /ˈhaʊskip/ (say howskeep) verb (i) (housekept, housekeeping) to take care of the housework. {backformation from housekeeping} …   Australian English dictionary

  • housekeep — v.intr. (past and past part. kept) colloq. keep house …   Useful english dictionary

  • house-keep — housekeep housekeep, house keep house keepv. i. to take care of all household related business. Syn: house keep, maintain a household, keep house. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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