Break and Keep


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Break verb – Act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises.
Usage example: break a law

Keep is an antonym for break in tell news topic.
Nearby Words: breach, breakdown, breaking, breakup, breakable
Antonyms for Break


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Keep verb – To mark with an appropriate practice, rite, or ceremony.
Usage example: keep the Sabbath by not working

Break is an antonym for keep.
Nearby Words: keeping, keeper
Antonyms for Keep
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How words are described

good good break good keep
full full break full keep
clean clean break clean keep
best best break best keep
Other adjectives: short, complete, single, small, actual, massive, big, huge, slight, main, major, dramatic, multiple, didn't.

Common collocations

mind break mind keep mind
character break character keep character
people break people keep people
promise break promise keep promise
Other nouns: word, hold, control, time, way, world, game, story.

Both words in one sentence

  • Frederone can choose to keep or break his promise, and his choice has a significant impact on the plot.
  • Later, during a break where they try to turn Loup with comfort instead, they admit Loup represents a great excuse to just keep torturing her endlessly to find out what would break a fearless GMO.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me! His romance path is one of the few that lets Shepard do the venting instead, and you can convince him to break off the relationship if you keep prodding him.
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