Keep Down

How to Conjugate Keep Down

  • Infinitive: Keep Down
  • Present Tense: Keep Down/ Keeps Down
  • -ing Form: Keeping Down
  • Past Tense: Kept Down
  • Past Participle: Kept Down
Keep Down is a separable phrasal verb and has 3 definitions.

Definitions of Keep Down:

1. To make sound, music and noise minimal.

Examples: My dad says we can party as long as we keep the noise down.
Can you keep the music down? I’m trying to study.

2. To lower something, especially a price or rate.

Examples: The store is able to keep its prices down because they buy directly from the supplier.
He is trying to keep his spending down in order to save for a nice vacation.

3. To stop someone from achieving or attaining their full potential.

Examples: Sometimes your friends will try to keep you down because they aren’t doing anything productive.
You’re too smart to allow others to keep you down.

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