keep\ down


keep\ down
1. I
keep down! не поднимайтесь!, пригнитесь!; when you enter the hut keep down or you'll bang your head on the lintel когда будете входить в хижину, пригнитесь, не то стукнетесь головой о притолку
2. III
1) keep down smth. /smth. down/ keep one's head down пригнуться, не поднимать головы; keep one's arms down a) не размахивать руками; б) опустить руки; put a weight on your papers to keep them down положите что-нибудь тяжелое на бумаги [, чтобы они не разлетались]
2) keep down smth. /smth. down/ keep down taxes (rates, the cost of living, etc.) не допускать повышения налогов и т. д.; keep down expenses (the speed, unemployment, etc.) не увеличивать расходы и т. д., сдерживать рост расходов и т. д.; keep down down prices сохранять уровень цен; you must do something to keep your weight down вам надо что-то делать, чтобы не полнеть /не набирать вес/
3) keep down smth., smb. /smth., smb. down/ keep one's anger (one's fury, one's irritation, etc.) down сдерживать свой гнев и т. д.; keep the revolt down подавлять восстание; keep the population (the conquered country, the occupied territories, etc.) down угнетать /подавлять/ население и т. д.; keep the enemy down сковывать противника id you can't keep a good man down! с ним сладу нет!
4) keep down smth., smb. /smth., smb. down/ keep the weeds (flies, mosquitoes, etc.) down уничтожать сорняки и т. д., бороться с сорняками и т. д.
5) keep down smth. /smth. down/ keep food (milk, medicine, solids, etc.) down удерживать в желудке пищу и т. д.; the child can't keep these powders down ребенка рвет от этих порошков

English-Russian dictionary of verb phrases. 2013.

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  • keep down — keep from progressing or growing, keep within limits, control The students were told to keep down the noise as some of the other classes were having exams …   Idioms and examples

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  • keep down — verb 1. place a limit on the number of (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑number • Derivationally related forms: ↑number (for: ↑number) • Hypernyms: ↑limit, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep down — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms keep down : present tense I/you/we/they keep down he/she/it keeps down present participle keeping down past tense kept down past participle kept down 1) to control something and prevent it from increasing in… …   English dictionary

  • keep down — {v.} Keep from progressing or growing; keep within limits; control. * /The children could not keep their voices down./ * /We hoe the garden to keep down the weeds./ * /You can t keep a good man down./ Compare: GET AHEAD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep down — {v.} Keep from progressing or growing; keep within limits; control. * /The children could not keep their voices down./ * /We hoe the garden to keep down the weeds./ * /You can t keep a good man down./ Compare: GET AHEAD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep\ down — v Keep from progressing or growing; keep within limits; control. The children could not keep their voices down. We hoe the garden to keep down the weeds. You can t keep a good man down. Compare: get ahead …   Словарь американских идиом

  • keep down — phr verb Keep down is used with these nouns as the object: ↑cost, ↑inflation, ↑level, ↑tax, ↑wage, ↑weed, ↑weight …   Collocations dictionary

  • keep down — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you keep the number, size, or amount of something down, you do not let it get bigger or go higher. [V n P] The prime aim is to keep inflation down... [V P n (not pron)] Administration costs were kept down to just ₤460. 2)… …   English dictionary

  • keep down — Synonyms and related words: asphyxiate, beat down, bottle up, break, browbeat, bulldoze, bully, castrate, censor, choke off, clamp down on, coerce, compel, cork, cork up, cow, crack down on, crush, damp down, daunt, deprive of freedom, despotize …   Moby Thesaurus

  • keep down — transitive verb Date: 1548 1. to keep in control < keep expenses down > 2. to prevent from growing, advancing, or succeeding …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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