keepv.1(cause to remain in a position) kpeling; veng ka (nie) kpeling2(a process to continue) ‘chenening3keep somebody/something from doing somethinglegi; legira (nie/bung) yeli iibung4keep something (back) (from): (a) sogili; sogila; sogina (yeli); tari (b) bigi/begi; begira; ngmaa; ngmaara. keep to oneself: (a) tari di ing ‘puong; i ‘gbuli le (D)5(with implied complement; eg. inviolate) nana; di; dira tigiruu; tiinhuu; (be faithful to) tari yeliminga bii limaniye ‘ku; (observe) ‘tu; ‘tuuro; (fulfil) paali; paala; paana6(celebrate) ‘di; ‘dire7(guard; protect) ‘go; ‘goro; ‘gu; ‘guro8(continue to have; have in one’s possession, not lose) taa; tari; taara. keep hold of: ‘ti tari. keep a firm hold on: ‘ti/nyogi tari kpiengaa9(support; take care of; contain) kaa; kaara; kaa ’jieng; ‘bing; ‘binne (esp. a woman)10keep housekaa; kaara ’deu11(own/manage) (of livestock) ‘guoli; ‘guolo; ‘guono; kaa; kaara; tari; taara12(of records) seu (yela) ‘bing; seura ‘binne13(continue to be; remain; in a specific condition) kpengli; kpengla; kpeling; ‘bibe gara14keep on/to‘tori gara; gbagi; gbagira15keep (on) doing somethingi; ira (yeli) gara; nyogi (yeli iibu) gara16(of food; siimaa) bang ‘bing; banna ‘binne17(uses with adverbial particles and preps): keep at something: nyuri; nyura; muo ‘nimbiri; nyogi kpiengaa. keep away (from something): laali ’yi. keep somebody/something away (from): legi/laali nie/bung (‘yi). keep somebody down: ‘diu ‘bing; firi; fira (nie); ngmiehi; ngmieha. keep back: ‘be/kpengli; kpeling ‘puoring. keep off: ta ta; ta pieli; laali. keep on: nyuri; nyura; gara ‘nimbi-toori. keep something on: ing; yari; ‘chigi/vogili bung. keep somebody/something under: tuong; tuona.

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