keep touch (v.) Old form(s): keepe
keep [one's] promise, prove reliable
TNK II.ii.41[Second Countryman to the others] will the dainty dominie, the schoolmaster, / Keep touch
TNK III.iii.53.2[Palamon alone, of Arcite] If he keep touch, he dies for't
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