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You look after yourself. You believe in God. And if people want to drag you down, you fight that, and you keep on fighting.
Mohamed Al-Fayed

Meaning of "keep on" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF KEEP ON

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF KEEP ON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Keep on is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb keep on in English.

WHAT DOES KEEP ON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of keep on in the English dictionary

The first definition of keep on in the dictionary is to continue or persist in. Other definition of keep on is to continue to wear. Keep on is also to continue to employ.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO KEEP ON

PRESENT

Present
I keep on
you keep on
he/she/it keeps on
we keep on
you keep on
they keep on
Present continuous
I am keeping on
you are keeping on
he/she/it is keeping on
we are keeping on
you are keeping on
they are keeping on
Present perfect
I have kept on
you have kept on
he/she/it has kept on
we have kept on
you have kept on
they have kept on
Present perfect continuous
I have been keeping on
you have been keeping on
he/she/it has been keeping on
we have been keeping on
you have been keeping on
they have been keeping on
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I kept on
you kept on
he/she/it kept on
we kept on
you kept on
they kept on
Past continuous
I was keeping on
you were keeping on
he/she/it was keeping on
we were keeping on
you were keeping on
they were keeping on
Past perfect
I had kept on
you had kept on
he/she/it had kept on
we had kept on
you had kept on
they had kept on
Past perfect continuous
I had been keeping on
you had been keeping on
he/she/it had been keeping on
we had been keeping on
you had been keeping on
they had been keeping on
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will keep on
you will keep on
he/she/it will keep on
we will keep on
you will keep on
they will keep on
Future continuous
I will be keeping on
you will be keeping on
he/she/it will be keeping on
we will be keeping on
you will be keeping on
they will be keeping on
Future perfect
I will have kept on
you will have kept on
he/she/it will have kept on
we will have kept on
you will have kept on
they will have kept on
Future perfect continuous
I will have been keeping on
you will have been keeping on
he/she/it will have been keeping on
we will have been keeping on
you will have been keeping on
they will have been keeping on
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would keep on
you would keep on
he/she/it would keep on
we would keep on
you would keep on
they would keep on
Conditional continuous
I would be keeping on
you would be keeping on
he/she/it would be keeping on
we would be keeping on
you would be keeping on
they would be keeping on
Conditional perfect
I would have keep on
you would have keep on
he/she/it would have keep on
we would have keep on
you would have keep on
they would have keep on
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been keeping on
you would have been keeping on
he/she/it would have been keeping on
we would have been keeping on
you would have been keeping on
they would have been keeping on
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you keep on
we let´s keep on
you keep on
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to keep on
Past participle
kept on
Present Participle
keeping on
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE KEEP ON

keep off
keep on a string
keep one´s chin up
keep one´s distance
keep one´s ear to the ground
keep one´s end up
keep one´s eyes peeled
keep one´s eyes skinned
keep one´s finger on the pulse
keep one´s hand in
keep one´s head
keep one´s head above water
keep one´s mouth shut
keep one´s nose clean
keep one´s nose to the grindstone
keep one´s options open
keep one´s weather eye open
keep oneself to oneself
keep open house
keep order

WORDS THAT END LIKE KEEP ON

and so on
clap on
clip on
dump on
go down on
hung up on
jump on
keep tabs on
not to go nap on
off and on
pull on
put money on
rip on
run out on
shed light on
step on
take out on
take up on
to put your thinking cap on
turn on

Synonyms and antonyms of keep on in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «keep on» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF KEEP ON

Find out the translation of keep on to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of keep on from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «keep on» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

继续
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

seguir
570 millions of speakers

English

keep on
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पर रखना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الحفاظ على
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

держать на
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

manter em
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চালিয়ে যান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

continuer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

teruskan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

behalten
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

着続ける
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

에 계속
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

terusno
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tiếp tục
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வைத்து
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चालू ठेवा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

devam etmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

continuare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dalej
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

тримати на
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

continua
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κρατήσει για
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hou op
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hålla på
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

holde på
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of keep on

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «KEEP ON»

The term «keep on» is very widely used and occupies the 17.525 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «KEEP ON» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «keep on» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «keep on» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about keep on

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10 QUOTES WITH «KEEP ON»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word keep on.
1
Mohamed Al-Fayed
You look after yourself. You believe in God. And if people want to drag you down, you fight that, and you keep on fighting.
2
Arnold Bennett
Journalists say a thing that they know isn't true, in the hope that if they keep on saying it long enough it will be true.
3
Irving Berlin
The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success.
4
Steven Blum
One of my biggest superstitions is to never speak about the future out loud. Let's just say I got a lot out there and I hope to keep on going.
5
Lloyd Bridges
I needed to feed my family. I read a couple of the episodes. How can you keep on doing the same thing?
6
Chris Brown
Haters keep on hating, cause somebody's gotta do it.
7
Tony Leung Chiu-Wai
Once I'm committed to a role, I will go very deep into it, even when I'm not at work. I'll keep on studying the script, maybe 40 or 50 times. I might call a scriptwriter at three in the morning to say I've thought of something new.
8
John Henrik Clarke
In order to have a charismatic leader, you have to have a charismatic program. Because if you have a charismatic program, then if you can read you can lead. When the leader gets killed while you're reading from page 13 of your charismatic program, you can bury the man with honors, then continue the plan by reading from page 14. Let's keep on.
9
Alan Dale
When I moved to Los Angeles, aged 54, I printed out Winston Churchill's phrase, 'Never, never, never give up', and stuck it on my fridge. I had no idea what was going to happen, but I knew I had to keep on going.
10
Kapil Dev
I feel that World Cup cricket should be played like football in which all the 160 countries take part. If only a handful of countries are going to keep on playing in the World Cup without making the game popular, I will be a sad man.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «KEEP ON»

Discover the use of keep on in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to keep on and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Keep on Pushing: Black Power Music from Blues to Hip-hop
Author Denise Sullivan explores the bond between music and social change and traces the evolution of protest music over the past five decades.
Denise Sullivan, 2011
2
Keep on Keeping on
This is the story of Ron Davis, a charismatic young man who struggled to beat a 12 year addiction to drugs, only to be brutally murdered at the age of 39.
Jean Davis, 2008
3
My Life in the Paradise Garage: Keep on Dancin'
Disco, the dark, early days of AIDS, gay liberation, NYC and everything in between is in this book.
Mel Cheren, 2003
4
Keep on the Borderlands
As ruthless raiders, murderous hordes of goblins and orcs, and mysterious priests threaten the keep and the surrounding countryside, an inexperienced band of adventures journeys to the Caves of Chaos to stop the evil once and for all.
Ru Emerson, 2001
5
Keep Your Love On: Connection, Communication and Boundairies
Keep Your Love On reveals the higher, Jesus-focused standard defined by mature love - love that stays 'on' no matter what.
Danny Silk, 2013
6
Keep on Dancing: An Autobiography
A candid autobiography by the daughter of Winston Churchill provides an intimate portrait of her father and discusses her dramatic life, marriages, Hollywood career, and personal tragedies
Sarah Churchill, Paul Medlicott, 1981
7
By All Means Keep on Moving
The Hollywood success story of Marilu Henner follows the devastating deaths of her parents in the wake of her first big break, her on-screen achievements, and her relationships with other celebrities. Reprint.
Marilu Henner, Jim Jerome, 1995
8
"... and the Hits Just Keep on Comin' "
A well-known radio personality surveys popular-music history from 1955 to 1976, calling attention to leading artists and their greatest hits and including annual charts of the top fifty songs.
Peter E. Berry, 1977
9
Gotta Keep on Tryin': A Novel
And what ever happened to Ramsey? In Gotta Keep on Tryin', Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant bring us heroines who remind you, for better and worse, of women everywhere -- women who know that true friendship keeps us grounded.
Virginia DeBerry, Donna Grant, 2008
10
Keep on Growing!: Learning to Live Abundantly
Growing is a journey, an adventure and a process that occurs deep within you, yet it manifests outwardly as more abundant living. There's always more growing to do... "Keep On Growing!"
Amy-Terese Smith, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «KEEP ON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term keep on is used in the context of the following news items.
1
John Stones should reject Chelsea and 'keep on learning' at Everton …
... but they'll do better this year. If I could offer any advice to him I'd tell him to stay put and keep on learning. the former QPR boss insisted. «Evening Standard, Jul 15»
2
Reid: Heroes of Los Angeles Olympics keep on giving - The Orange …
Reid: Heroes of Los Angeles Olympics keep on giving. July 17, 2015. Updated 7:02 p.m.. 1 of 3. Peter Ueberroth, former U.S. Olympic committee chairman and ... «OCRegister, Jul 15»
3
Hits just keep on coming for a racing industry in decline
Australian racing, besieged by the biggest drug scandal ever, a Victorian TV blackout for most, corporate "crime", and consistently small Sydney ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
4
Castle is one to keep on side in Crayford heats | Greyhound News …
Castle is one to keep on side in Crayford heats. By Jonathan Kay 11:21AM 17 JUL 2015. CASTLELYONS SEVI is not getting any younger but once again ... «Racing Post, Jul 15»
5
OMI Soars With 'Cheerleader' Remix and Aims to Keep Riding High …
“If something hits, they just want to keep on that same train,” he said of the major labels. “I've been through it, and it can limit your creativity.”. «New York Times, Jul 15»
6
Reading Women Lose Star But Keep On Winning
From the age of 8 a young girl would catch the eye of Reading and even with exceptional talent at this young age, no-one probably expected ... «The Tilehurst End, Jul 15»
7
Keep On Truckin'
Residents check out the menu options at the Yellow Submarine last Friday at Mashpee Community Park. Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2015 ... «CapeNews.net, Jul 15»
8
What does fashion blogger Kim Jones keep on her top bathroom …
While she's better known for her chic style (as showcased on her style blog Miss Jones, for which her husband moonlights as photographer), ... «Inquirer.net, Jul 15»
9
Keep on watch for financial wolves
Keep on watch for financial wolves. Save. Friday, 17 July 2015. Email Facebook Twitter Google+ · The New Zealand Herald · Email Facebook Twitter Google+. «New Zealand Herald, Jul 15»
10
Local farmers markets keep on growing
Get a bunch of local farmers and bakers together in one place where they can sell their fresh offerings. That's the basic premise of a farmers ... «Tri-Cities Now, Jul 15»

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