Keep and Lose


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Keep verb – To continue to have in one's possession or power.
Usage example: keep my secret and don't tell it to anyone

Lose is an antonym for keep in topics: hold on to, hold.
Nearby Words: keeping, keeper
Antonyms for Keep


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Lose verb – To be unable to find or have at hand.
Usage example: I always lose my keys

Keep is an antonym for lose in topics: escape, mislay, be defeated.
Nearby Words: loser, losing
Antonyms for Lose
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Common collocations

mind keep mind lose mind
power keep power lose power
life keep life lose life
balance keep balance lose balance
Other nouns: job, family, control, eye, time, way, track, face, money, game, head, powers, memories.

Both words in one sentence

  • Video Game / Nehrim No-Gear Level: You lose all your gear when you're made a slave by Kreo and taken in a keep east of his town; you must resupply you with armours/weapons looted of dead enemies or stored in the keep.
  • Chubby Chaser While Popeye tries to help her lose weight, Brutus tries to get her to keep it on.
    Source: Chubby Chaser
  • Springtime for Hitler Now the owner tries to get the Dogs to keep playing so they'll lose the money, but the Dogs keep winning, draining the casino's funds.
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