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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. keep down

    To restrain is to hold back from acting, proceeding, or advancing, either by physical or moral force. Constrain is positive; restrain is negative; one is constrained to an action; he is restrained from an action. Constrain refers almost exclusively to moral force, restrain frequently to physical force, as when we speak of putting one under restraint. To restrain an action is to hold it partially or wholly in check, so that it is under pressure even while it acts; to restrict an action is to fix a limit or boundary which it may not pass, but within which it is free. To repress, literally to press back, is to hold in check, and perhaps only temporarily, that which is still very active; it is a feebler word than restrain; to suppress is finally and effectually to put down; suppress is a much stronger word than restrain; as, to suppress a rebellion. Compare ARREST; BIND; KEEP.

    Synonyms:
    abridge, bridle, check, circumscribe, confine, constrain, curb, hinder, hold, hold back, hold in, keep, keep back, keep in, keep under, repress, restrain, restrict, suppress, withhold

    Antonyms:
    aid, animate, arouse, emancipate, encourage, excite, free, impel, incite, let loose, release, set free

Princeton's WordNet

  1. number, keep downverb

    place a limit on the number of

    Synonyms:
    amount, list, reduce, total, enumerate, numerate, repress, subjugate, add up, number, quash, subdue, count, come

    Antonyms:
    chuck, throw up, be sick, disgorge, vomit up, spew, barf, retch, upchuck, cat, sick, cast, spue, regorge, puke, honk, regurgitate, purge, vomit

  2. repress, quash, keep down, subdue, subjugate, reduceverb

    put down by force or intimidation

    "The government quashes any attempt of an uprising"; "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently"; "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land"

    Synonyms:
    chasten, strangle, get over, suppress, concentrate, master, conquer, avoid, quash, slim down, boil down, surmount, scale down, annul, trim down, thin out, inhibit, lose weight, decoct, cut, foreshorten, nullify, abbreviate, trim, slenderize, subject, shorten, deoxidise, crucify, subjugate, cut down, abridge, reduce, contract, melt off, subdue, curb, stamp down, invalidate, deoxidize, come down, subordinate, tame, number, mortify, dilute, slim, shrink, smother, thin, bring down, trim back, cut back, overcome, muffle, stifle, void, repress, tighten

    Antonyms:
    be sick, honk, barf, cat, vomit, regorge, retch, spue, chuck, upchuck, throw up, spew, disgorge, puke, cast, regurgitate, sick, vomit up, purge

  3. keep downverb

    manage not to throw up

    Synonyms:
    subjugate, repress, reduce, number, subdue, quash

    Antonyms:
    spew, honk, disgorge, vomit, regurgitate, be sick, spue, retch, sick, barf, regorge, throw up, cat, puke, upchuck, chuck, purge, cast, vomit up

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  1. keep down

    Synonyms:
    hold in subjection, restrain, hinder, subdue

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How to use keep down in a sentence?

  1. John Ligato:

    So they hear a noise and they look back and there’s Canley. He’s walking down, upright, not running, walks over the little berm, picks up the first guy, throws him over his shoulder and walks back, so there’s two independent eyewitnesses on this. ... Canley says to them, individually, ‘Keep down, there’s a lot of incoming.’.

  2. Eddie Cobb:

    No one has to come inside the building. You can stay inside your vehicle and keep down the spread of COVID.

  3. Michael Osterholm:

    Singapore's approach has been by far one of the very best, what they are really showing the rest of the world is that this is just a difficult virus to beat back and keep down.

  4. Sports Illustrated:

    When I was 16 years old, I was a size 2, to give you a gauge of what that means is that I’m a size 16 now. I wouldn’t eat, I would work out for four hours a day – anything to try to keep down to that size.

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