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Synonyms for keep down

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. number, keep down(verb)

    place a limit on the number of

    amount, list, reduce, total, enumerate, numerate, repress, subjugate, add up, number, quash, keep down, subdue, count, come

    chuck, throw up, be sick, disgorge, vomit up, spew, barf, retch, upchuck, cat, sick, cast, spue, regorge, puke, honk, regurgitate, purge, vomit

  2. repress, quash, keep down, subdue, subjugate, reduce(verb)

    put down by force or intimidation

    "The government quashes any attempt of an uprising"; "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently"; "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land"

    chasten, strangle, get over, suppress, concentrate, master, conquer, avoid, quash, slim down, boil down, surmount, scale down, annul, trim down, thin out, inhibit, lose weight, decoct, cut, foreshorten, nullify, abbreviate, trim, slenderize, subject, shorten, deoxidise, crucify, subjugate, cut down, abridge, reduce, contract, melt off, subdue, curb, stamp down, invalidate, deoxidize, come down, subordinate, tame, number, mortify, dilute, slim, shrink, smother, thin, bring down, trim back, cut back, overcome, muffle, keep down, stifle, void, repress, tighten

    be sick, honk, barf, cat, vomit, regorge, retch, spue, chuck, upchuck, throw up, spew, disgorge, puke, cast, regurgitate, sick, vomit up, purge

  3. keep down(verb)

    manage not to throw up

    subjugate, repress, reduce, number, keep down, subdue, quash

    spew, honk, disgorge, vomit, regurgitate, be sick, spue, retch, sick, barf, regorge, throw up, cat, puke, upchuck, chuck, purge, cast, vomit up

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. keep down

    To restrain is to hold back from acting, proceeding, or advancing, either by physical or moral force. Constrain is positive; restrain is negative; one is constrained to an action; he is restrained from an action. Constrain refers almost exclusively to moral force, restrain frequently to physical force, as when we speak of putting one under restraint. To restrain an action is to hold it partially or wholly in check, so that it is under pressure even while it acts; to restrict an action is to fix a limit or boundary which it may not pass, but within which it is free. To repress, literally to press back, is to hold in check, and perhaps only temporarily, that which is still very active; it is a feebler word than restrain; to suppress is finally and effectually to put down; suppress is a much stronger word than restrain; as, to suppress a rebellion. Compare ARREST; BIND; KEEP.

    abridge, bridle, check, circumscribe, confine, constrain, curb, hinder, hold, hold back, hold in, keep, keep back, keep in, keep under, repress, restrain, restrict, suppress, withhold

    aid, animate, arouse, emancipate, encourage, excite, free, impel, incite, let loose, release, set free


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