Keep and Lose


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


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

Common collocations

mind keep mind lose mind
power keep power lose power
life keep life lose life
balance keep balance lose balance
Other words: job, family, control, eye, time, way, track, face, money, game, head, friends, 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
  • Contrast Continuing Is Painful, where you lose a lot more than expected should you decide to keep going after you lose.
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Lose or Keep. 2016. Accessed December 02, 2022.
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