keep+in+possession

  • 1 keep in possession — guard the ownership of …

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  • 2 keep — I (continue) verb be constant, be steadfast, carry forward, carry on, endure, extend, forge ahead, go on, keep going, last, lengthen, live on, maintain, move ahead, never cease, perpetuate, perseverare, persevere, persist, press onward, progress …

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  • 3 keep hold of — index occupy (take possession), retain (keep in possession) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 keep in mind — index recall (remember), remember, retain (keep in possession) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5 keep — vb 1 Keep, observe, celebrate, solemnize, commemorate are comparable when they mean to pay proper attention or honor to something prescribed, obligatory, or demanded (as by one s nationality, religion, or rank), but they vary widely in their… …

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  • 6 Keep — (k[=e]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kept} (k[e^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Keeping}.] [OE. k[=e]pen, AS. c[=e]pan to keep, regard, desire, await, take, betake; cf. AS. copenere lover, OE. copnien to desire.] 1. To care; to desire. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 keep — ► VERB (past and past part. kept) 1) have or retain possession of. 2) retain or reserve for use in the future. 3) put or store in a regular place. 4) (of a perishable commodity) remain in good condition. 5) continue in a specified condition,… …

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

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  • 9 keep hold of — To maintain one s possession of or grip on • • • Main Entry: ↑hold …

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  • 10 keep — I. verb (kept; keeping) Etymology: Middle English kepen, from Old English cēpan; perhaps akin to Old High German chapfēn to look Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to take notice of by appropriate conduct ; fulfill: as a. to be faithful …

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  • 11 keep — keepable, adj. keepability, n. /keep/, v., kept, keeping, n. v.t. 1. to hold or retain in one s possession; hold as one s own: If you like it, keep it. Keep the change. 2. to hold or have the use of for a period of time: You can keep it for the… …

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  • 12 keep — 1. verb 1) you should keep all the old forms Syn: retain, hold on to, keep hold of, retain possession of, keep possession of, not part with; save, store, conserve, put aside, set aside; informal hang on to, stash away Ant …

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  • 13 keep — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. retain, hold, have, possess; receive, preserve; celebrate (holidays), maintain; sustain, continue; hold back, save, cling to, detain. See possession, preservation. n. subsistence, maintenance; donjon …

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  • 14 possession are the following: —    • making a PACT with the Devil or demons    • participating in occult or spiritualist rites, including playing with divination devices such as a OUIJA™ or doing automatic writing    • offering or dedicating a child to SATAN    • being the… …

    Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology

  • 15 keep — To continue. People v. Roseberry, 23 Cal. App.2d 13, 71 P.2d 944; Briggs v. U. S., C.C.A.Mich., 45 F.2d 479, 480. To have or retain in one s power or possession; not to lose or part with; to preserve or retain. To maintain, carry on, conduct, or… …

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  • 16 keep — To continue. People v. Roseberry, 23 Cal. App.2d 13, 71 P.2d 944; Briggs v. U. S., C.C.A.Mich., 45 F.2d 479, 480. To have or retain in one s power or possession; not to lose or part with; to preserve or retain. To maintain, carry on, conduct, or… …

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  • 17 possession — pos|ses|sion W3 [pəˈzeʃən] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(having something)¦ 2¦(something you own)¦ 3¦(crime)¦ 4¦(sport)¦ 5¦(country)¦ 6¦(evil spirits)¦ 7 in (full) possession of your faculties/senses 8 possession is nine tenths of the law ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 possession — noun 1 STH YOU OWN (countable usually plural) something that someone owns and keeps or uses themselves: The police went through all the dead girl s possessions. | I packed my remaining possessions into the trunk. 2 STATE OF HAVING STH (U) formal… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 possession — noun 1 having/owning sth ADJECTIVE ▪ exclusive, sole ▪ They had exclusive possession of the property as tenants. ▪ illegal, unlawful (esp. BrE) (both law) ▪ …

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  • 20 keep — [[t]ki͟ːp[/t]] ♦ keeps, keeping, kept 1) V LINK ERG If someone keeps or is kept in a particular state, they remain in it. [V n adj/prep] The noise kept him awake... [V n adj/prep] Reggie was being kept busy behind the bar... [V adj/prep] To keep… …

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