Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Keep going

Keep is a good word (not least because it gives me another chance to post a photo of a castle - do you know which one?)

It means to continue to have something, to save something for future use, store in a regular place (we keep The Sphere in the garage), continue in a particular position or activity (she kept her head down) or to remain in good condition (fresh bread doesn't keep very long). It can also mean to do something you promised to do (I keep my promises) to provide accommodation and food - or the money for those things (he earns his keep)

If you have a friend with enough money you could be a kept woman. You might want to keep up to date, or with the Jones'. Or perhaps you'll attend keep fit classes (which generally means get slightly less unfit rather to maintain an existing state of fitness in my experience) and of course it's the strongest part of a castle.

Not bad for just four letters, eh?

31 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Which keep is in the photo? Those are my favorite kinds!

Wendy's Writing said...

'Keep' up the good work with your competition information, Patsy.

Julia Hones said...

Nice post, Patsy!
I love the word keep.
Keep going!
I will keep looking for free contests and will let you know if I find any.

Robert Crompton said...

Not sure but would one of the Bronte's give us a clue?

L said...

I will keep a note of these competitions, thanks.

Teresa Ashby said...

You keep coming up with these competitions, Patsy and I keep forgetting to enter any - and isn't it funny how when you keep using a word over and over it starts to sound weird (or is that just me?) :-) x

Sheila Cornelius said...

Great links to the free competitions, Patsy. Thanks.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Keep those beautiful castles coming... Keep entering and win!

Linda G. said...

Now, this post is a real keeper! :)

Maria Perry Mohan said...

That's a lovely castle photo, Patsy. There's something magic about castles, I always think...

Patsy said...

You're supposed to guess, Alex - not living in the UK might give you a slight disadvantage though.

Patsy said...

I will, Wendy.

Patsy said...

Thanks, Julia.

Patsy said...

It might well do, Rob. (Reader, I think he's guessed)

Patsy said...

Good luck, Linda.

Patsy said...

Repeated words do sound odd, Teresa. It's not quite so bad with short ones, but they all go weird eventually.

Patsy said...

You're welcome, Sheila.

Patsy said...

I can oblige with the pictures and entries, Michael - not doing so well with the winning part, but I'm trying.

Patsy said...

I see what you did there, Linda.

Patsy said...

I think so too, Maria.

Robert Crompton said...

So it's Rochester?

Patsy said...

Yep. We went in, but sadly there's not much left inside, except for a lot of steps.

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

Very nice post. Sometimes it's the simplest words that pack the most punch. :) And I love the castle! :)

Arlee Bird said...

Keep is one of those words we keep using in different ways. Good luck with the contests!

Lee
A Faraway View

Linda D said...

A very useful word, I must keep it in mind ...
Thanks for the links.

Linda D said...

A very useful word, I must keep it in mind ...
Thanks for the links!

Patsy said...

Thanks, Rachel.

Dream it, then do it said...

I'm going to keep following your blog, Patsy.

Patsy said...

It is indeed, Lee.

Patsy said...

You do that, Linda.

Patsy said...

Jolly good, Keith.