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An example use of keep in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… but it's in order to keep us on time and …”
Keep means to hold or maintain something in one's possession.
the word keep occurs in english on average 469.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that keep can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) people, society, and culture;