keep down (1)
Meaning: If you keep something down, you stop it from increasing in size or number.Synonym: hold down
- keep sth down They'll have to keep their prices down if they're going to compete with cheaper imported products.
- keep down sth If we can't keep down things like costs and wages, we'll go out of business.
If the government managed to keep unemployment down, fewer people would
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Contributor: Matt Errey