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Verb: keep down  keep dawn
  1. Place a limit on the number of
    - number
  2. Put down by force or intimidation
    "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently";
    - repress, quash, subdue, subjugate, reduce
  3. Manage not to throw up

Derived forms: keeps down, kept down, keeping down

See also: maintain

Type of: circumscribe, confine to, crush, limit, oppress, suppress

Encyclopedia: Keep down