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keep sb/sth quiet

This page is about the collocation keep sb/sth quiet

collocation pattern: verb + adjective

Meaning

to stop somebody or something from making too much noise

For example

  • It's hard to keep kids quiet when they're excited.

  • I wish they'd find a way to keep those noisy dogs quiet.

Quick Quiz

I kept the children quiet by

a. telling them a story

b. telling them to shout

c. telling them to go outside

Contributor: Matt Errey