Keep Up

How to Conjugate Keep Up

  • Infinitive: Keep Up
  • Present Tense: Keep Up/ Keeps Up
  • -ing Form: Keeping Up
  • Past Tense: Kept Up
  • Past Participle: Kept Up
Keep Up is a separable phrasal verb and has 4 definitions.

Definitions of Keep Up:

1. To continue to do something.

Examples: Hey, keep up the good work!
If you keep this up, then I’ll have to marry you!

2. To progress or move at the same rate.

Examples: Samsung has done a good job keeping up with Apple in the smartphone business.
Be sure to keep up with the rest of the group on the field trip today.

3. To prevent someone from sleeping.

Examples: Our neighbor’s music kept us up until two in the morning.
If you drink that soda at this time, it will keep you up all night!

4. To be up to date on things.

Examples: When I lived abroad, I didn’t keep up with sports.
I admire how the older generations try to keep up with technology.

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