keep\ up

keep\ up
1. I
1) the storm the hurricane, the wind, etc.) keeps up буря и т. д. не прекращается /продолжается/; if this rain keeps up... если этот дождь не прекратится...; everybody hoped that the weather would keep up все надеялись, что продержится хорошая погода
2) prices (rates, taxes, etc.) keep up цены и т. д. не падают /остаются высокими/; the standard of living keeps up уровень жизни остается высоким; in spite of their desperate situation the men's courage /spirits/ kept up несмотря на их отчаянное положение, людей не покидало мужество
2. III
1) keep up smb., smth. /smb., smth. up/ keep the wounded (the old woman, etc.) up поддержать раненого и т. д., keep up the bicycle удержать велосипед keep up, чтобы он не упал]
2) keep up smth. /smth. up/ keep up the fight (the attack, insults, applause, etc.) не прекращать /продолжать/ борьбу и т. д., he works too hard, he'll never be able to keep it up он слишком много работает, он этого не выдержит; keep up a conversation (interest, a regular correspondence, a friendship, business relations, etc.) поддерживать разговор и т. д.; keep up your music (your French, your studies, etc.) не бросайте занятий музыкой и т. д.; keep up one's courage (one's determination, one's spirits, etc.) не терять /сохранять/ мужество и т. д., keep up smb.'s reputation (the morale of the troops, smb.'s strength, the fun, etc.) поддерживать чью-л. репутацию и т. д. || keep up appearances соблюдать приличия, делать вид, что ничего не произошло
3) keep up smth. /smth. up/ keep up prices (taxes, etc.) не снижать цен и т. д., keep up the расе (the present standards, the costs, the speed, etc.) не снижать темпа и т. д., держать тот же темп и т. д., keep up a small fire поддерживать небольшой огонь
4) keep up smb. /smb. up/ the noise (the conversation, music, etc.) kept the parents (the guests, etc.) up шум и т. д. не давал родителям и т. д. заснуть; I don't want to keep you up я не хочу, чтобы вы из-за меня поздно сидели; we kept the children up мы долго не укладывали детей спать
5) keep up smth. /smth. up/ keep up old customs соблюдать старые обычаи; keep up traditions хранить традиции
6) keep up smth. /smth. up/ keep up a big house (a large mansion, a car, etc.) содержать большой дом и т. д.
3. XI
be kept up for some time the old custom (the tradition, etc.) is still kept up in that district старый обычай все еще соблюдается в этом районе
4. XVI
keep up with smb., smth. keep up with the others (with the youngsters, with our guide, with the rest of the class, etc.) не отставать от других и т. д.; I can't keep up with you я за вами не поспеваю /не могу угнаться/; keep up with one's neighbours быть не хуже своих соседей; keep up with the times идти в ногу со временем; keep up with the fashions не отставать от моды; keep up with the latest developments быть в курсе последних событий

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