keep house
phrasal to manage a household

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • keep house — ► keep house run a household. Main Entry: ↑house …   English terms dictionary

  • keep house — index inhabit, occupy (take possession) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • keep house — phrasal 1. : to occupy or maintain a separate house or establishment as opposed to living with parents or relatives or boarding out is married and keeping house 2. Brit : to remain secluded at home to evade creditors * * * keep house To maintain… …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep\ house — I. v. phr. To do the necessary things in a household; do the cooking and cleaning. Since their mother died, Mary and her brother keep house for their father. II. v. phr. informal To live together without being married. Bob and Nancy keep house… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • keep house — verb To take care of domestic chores; work as a housekeeper. So I went to keep house with him at the Why Not? and my aunt sent down my bag of clothes, and would have made over to Elzevir the pittance that my father left for my keep, but he said… …   Wiktionary

  • keep house — look after a house or a household She has been keeping house for her father while he is sick …   Idioms and examples

  • keep house — run a household. → house …   English new terms dictionary

  • keep house — to clean, wash clothes, cook, and do other similar jobs in a home. His cousin Ella lived there and kept house for both of them …   New idioms dictionary

  • keep house — Synonyms and related words: anchor, billet at, bivouac, burrow, camp, colonize, come to anchor, domesticate, drop anchor, ensconce, establish residence, hive, housekeep, inhabit, live at, locate, maintain a household, moor, move, nest, park,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • keep house — take care of a home, manage a household, tend to household chores (i.e. cooking, cleaning, shopping, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

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