how to pronounce keep


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the above transcription of keep is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

keep is pronounced in one syllable

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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 …”

meaning of keep

Keep means to hold or maintain something in one's possession.

keep frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

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.

topics keep can be related to

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;

words with pronunciation similar to keep


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