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keep

2 noun
     
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1

somebody's keep

the cost of providing food and a home for someone
earn your keep (=do things in return for the things that are provided for you)
It's time you got a job and started earning your keep.
2

for keeps

informal for ever:
Marriage ought to be for keeps.
3 [countable]PM a large strong tower, usually in the centre of a castle

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