keep up

keep up
keep up
1) (progress at same speed) [car] proseguire alla stessa velocità; [runner] tenere il passo; [competitors] stare al passo
2) (continue) [price] mantenersi costante

if the rain keeps up I'm not going — se continua a piovere non vado; keep [sth.] up, keep up [sth.]

3) (cause to remain in position) tenere su [trousers]
4) (continue) continuare [attack, studies]; mantenere [friendship, tradition]; tenere [pace]

to keep up the pressure — continuare a fare pressione (on su)

he kept up his German by going to evening classes — non ha lasciato arrugginire il suo tedesco frequentando dei corsi serali

to keep up one's strength — mantenere le forze

to keep up one's spirits — tenere alto lo spirito; keep [sb.] up tenere sveglio, non fare dormire

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1) (to continue, or cause to remain, in operation: I enjoy our friendship and try to keep it up.) mantenere
2) ((often with with) to move fast enough not to be left behind (by): Even the children managed to keep up; Don't run - I can't keep up with you.) (rimanere al pari con gli altri)
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1. vt + adv
1) (continue: tradition, subscription) mantenere

I did French at school, but I haven't kept it up — non ho più studiato francese dai tempi della scuola

keep up the good work! — bravo, continua così!

he'll never keep it up! — non ce la farà mai!

2) (maintain: property) mantenere
3) (hold up) tenere su, sorreggere

to keep up one's spirits fig — tenersi su di morale, non perdersi d'animo

the noise kept me up all night — il rumore mi ha tenuto sveglio tutta la notte

2. vi + adv
1)

to keep up with sb — (in race) mantenersi al passo con qn, (fig: in comprehension) seguire qn, (by correspondence) mantenere i rapporti con qn

Matthew walks so fast I can't keep up — Matthew cammina così veloce che non riesco a stargli dietro

to keep up with sth — (work, payments, price rises) tener dietro a qc

to keep up with the times — mantenersi al passo con i tempi

to keep up with the Joneses fig — non essere da meno dei vicini

2) (weather) continuare, (prices) mantenersi allo stesso livello
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keep up
1) (progress at same speed) [car] proseguire alla stessa velocità; [runner] tenere il passo; [competitors] stare al passo
2) (continue) [price] mantenersi costante

if the rain keeps up I'm not going — se continua a piovere non vado; keep [sth.] up, keep up [sth.]

3) (cause to remain in position) tenere su [trousers]
4) (continue) continuare [attack, studies]; mantenere [friendship, tradition]; tenere [pace]

to keep up the pressure — continuare a fare pressione (on su)

he kept up his German by going to evening classes — non ha lasciato arrugginire il suo tedesco frequentando dei corsi serali

to keep up one's strength — mantenere le forze

to keep up one's spirits — tenere alto lo spirito; keep [sb.] up tenere sveglio, non fare dormire


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