New English-Irish Dictionary
Similar words: creep up · keep out · gee up · keep at · keep in · keep on · keep to · pep up · step up · tee up
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keep up

1 (v + adv) follow the pace INTRANSITIVEcoinnigh suas  c m ucoimeád suas  c m u 2 (v + adv) understand, follow INTRANSITIVEif the subject is too hard the pupils can't keep up má bhíonn an t-ábhar ródheacair ní féidir leis na daltaí é a leanúint
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3 (v + adv) keep up to date INTRANSITIVEcoinneáil ar an eolascoinneáil i dtiúin 4 (v + adv) continue INTRANSITIVEif the rain keeps up má choinníonn an bháisteach air, má leanann an bháisteach air, má leanann sé ag cur báistí 5 (v + adv) maintain TRANSITIVElean de PhrV  c m ucoinnigh ort le PhrVkeep it up! coinnigh leis!, lean leis!, lean ort!, coinnigh ort!the army kept up the attack lean an t-arm den ionsaíto keep up the pressure on sb an brú a choinneáil ar dhuine, leanúint ort de bheith ag cur brú ar dhuinehe ate it to keep his strength up d'ith sé é le neart a choinneáil ina chorpthey kept up their spirits choinnigh siad a misneach 6 (v + adv) prevent from sleeping TRANSITIVEthe storm kept me up choinnigh an stoirm múscailte mé, choimeád an stoirm i mo dhúiseacht mé 7 (v + adv) socks, trousers, etc TRANSITIVEcoinnigh in airdecoimeád in airde 8 (v + adv) maintain (building, etc) TRANSITIVEcaoi a choimeád arbail a choinneáil ar → see keep

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