keep open


keep open
verb
retain rights to
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keep my job for me while I give birth

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keep my seat, please

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keep open the possibility of a merger

Syn: ↑hold open, ↑keep, ↑save
Hypernyms: ↑reserve, ↑hold, ↑book
Verb Group: ↑keep, ↑hold on
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • keep open house — To give entertainment to all comers • • • Main Entry: ↑house * * * provide general hospitality …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep open house — {v. phr.} To offer hospitality and entertain those who come at any given time on a certain day or afternoon. * /Beth and Charlie have a cottage by the lake where they keep open house on Saturday afternoons during the summer./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep open house — {v. phr.} To offer hospitality and entertain those who come at any given time on a certain day or afternoon. * /Beth and Charlie have a cottage by the lake where they keep open house on Saturday afternoons during the summer./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep\ open\ house — v. phr. To offer hospitality and entertain those who come at any given time on a certain day or afternoon. Beth and Charlie have a cottage by the lake where they keep open house on Saturday afternoons during the summer …   Словарь американских идиом

  • To keep open house — Keep Keep (k[=e]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kept} (k[e^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Keeping}.] [OE. k[=e]pen, AS. c[=e]pan to keep, regard, desire, await, take, betake; cf. AS. copenere lover, OE. copnien to desire.] 1. To care; to desire. [Obs.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To keep open house — House House (hous), n.; pl. {Houses}. [OE. hous, hus, AS. h?s; akin to OS. & OFries. h?s, D. huis, OHG. h?s, G. haus, Icel. h?s, Sw. hus, Dan. huus, Goth. gudh?s, house of God, temple; and prob. to E. hide to conceal. See {Hide}, and cf. {Hoard} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Keep — (k[=e]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kept} (k[e^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Keeping}.] [OE. k[=e]pen, AS. c[=e]pan to keep, regard, desire, await, take, betake; cf. AS. copenere lover, OE. copnien to desire.] 1. To care; to desire. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • open house — noun count 1. ) a period of time when people are encouraged to visit a place: keep open house: We keep open house for all our friends. 2. ) AMERICAN a period of time when you can go to look at a house that is for sale without making an… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • open house — UK / US noun Word forms open house : singular open house plural open houses 1) [uncountable] a period of time when people are encouraged to visit a place keep open house: We keep open house for all our friends. 2) [uncountable] American a period… …   English dictionary


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