keep company


keep company
verb
be a companion to somebody (Freq. 3)
Syn: ↑company, ↑companion, ↑accompany
Derivationally related forms: ↑accompaniment (for: ↑accompany), ↑companion (for: ↑companion), ↑company (for: ↑company)
Hypernyms: ↑consort, ↑associate, ↑affiliate, ↑assort
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

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phrasal
: to go together as frequent companions or in courtship

after marriage they could look back with pleasure on the time they were keeping company

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keep company
1. To associate (with with)
2. To court
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Main Entry:company

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keep company [phrasal verb]
1 keep company with (someone) : to spend time with (someone)
— usually used figuratively

In her garden, roses keep company with lilies.

2 keep (someone) company : to spend time with (someone who would be alone if you were not there)

I'll keep you company while you wait for the train.

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Main Entry:keep

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • keep company — phrasal to go together as frequent companions or in courtship …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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