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Phrasal Verbs

keep down (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb keep down (1)

Meaning

If you keep something down, you stop it from increasing in size or number.

Synonym

hold down

For example

  • 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.

Quick Quiz

If the government managed to keep unemployment down, fewer people would

a. have a job

b. be without work

c. be employed

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