Phrasal Verbs with Keep, Meanings and Example Sentences

Phrasal Verbs with Keep, Meanings and Example Sentences

Phrasal Verbs

It is generally used with a verb, an adverb, or a preposition. An adverb or preposition added to the main verb changes the meaning of the actual verb, giving it a different meaning. Since it has a different meaning, it becomes an idiomatic verb. For example, if the preposition “up” is added to the verb “give”, we get the idiomatic verb “Give up” and it gains a new meaning regardless of the meaning of the two words that make it up.

Phrasal Verbs are divided into two as “separable” and “inseparable”.

Separable Phrasal Verbs

If a phrasal verb is separable, we can place the object between the main verb and the preposition or add it to the end of the phrasal verb phrase without separating it at all.

Inseparable Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal verb type that cannot be placed in the middle of the phrasal verb phrase of the object of the sentence, therefore, must be used side by side and cannot be divided, is called “Inseparable phrasal verbs”. As an example, let’s use the phrasal verb “come across”, which is a combination of the words “come” and “across”, in a few sentences.

Keep from

Meaning: Not tell

They kept their relationship from their parents from three years.


Keep out

Meaning: Stop from entering

Try to keep the wet cat out of the my home.


Keep up

Meaning: Continue

You are doing a great job! Keep it up.


Keep away

Meaning: Avoid someone or something

You must keep away medicines from children.


Keep off

Meaning: not touch something
He kept off the subject of his divorce.


Keep in

Meaning: not allow someone out.

Children were kept in after school.