keep (v.) Old form(s): Keepe , keep'st
look after, watch over, maintain
AYL IV.iii.82[Celia as Aliena to Oliver] at this hour the house doth keep itself
Cym III.vii.9.1[Belarius to the cave] Poor house, that keep'st thyself! [i.e. contains no-one]
TS I.i.193[Tranio to Lucentio] who shall bear your part / And ... / Keep house
TS II.i.251[Katherina to Petruchio] Go, fool, and whom thou keep'st command [i.e. order your servants about]
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