keep (v.) Old form(s): keepe
protect, defend, preserve
2H6 III.i.173[Cardinal to King, of himself and his associates] those that care to keep your royal person / From treason's secret knife
3H6 V.ii.15[Warwick alone, of the cedar] Whose top branch ... kept low shrubs from winter's powerful wind
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