keep down

keep down
keep down stare giù
Ex:
keep down! — state giù! keep [sth.] down, keep down [sth.]
/Ex:
1) (cause to remain at a low level) limitare, contenere [number, prices]; frenare [inflation]; controllare [speed]

keep your voice down! — abbassa la voce!

keep the noise down! — fate meno rumore!

2) (retain in stomach) trattenere [food]; keep [sb.] down (repress) tenere sotto controllo [people]
* * *
1) (not to (allow to) rise up: Keep down - they're shooting at us!) stare giù
2) (to control or put a limit on: They are taking steps to keep down the rabbit population.) limitare
3) (to digest without vomiting: He has eaten some food but he won't be able to keep it down.) (tenere nello stomaco)
* * *
1. vt + adv
1) (control: prices, spending) contenere, (anger) controllare, contenere, (dog) tenere a bada, (rebellion) soffocare, reprimere, (population) opprimere

you can't keep a good man down — una persona valida prima o poi emerge

2) (food) trattenere, ritenere
3) Scol

he was kept down a year — gli hanno fatto ripetere l'anno

2. vi + adv
tenersi giù, stare giù
* * *
keep down stare giù
Ex:
keep down! — state giù! keep [sth.] down, keep down [sth.]
/Ex:
1) (cause to remain at a low level) limitare, contenere [number, prices]; frenare [inflation]; controllare [speed]

keep your voice down! — abbassa la voce!

keep the noise down! — fate meno rumore!

2) (retain in stomach) trattenere [food]; keep [sb.] down (repress) tenere sotto controllo [people]

English-Italian dictionary. 2013.

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