September 22, 2007

Today's Phrasal Verb: Keep down

Meaning: to control, to suppress, to decrease

Example sentences:

1. I need to find some kind of chemical that will keep down the weeds in the garden.

2. The villagers tried every way to keep the rats down.

3. Please keep the noise down in this room!

4. The juice was so horrible that he struggled to keep it down. (to control not to vomit)

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