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 for To keep from
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Keep \Keep\, v. i.
     1. To remain in any position or state; to continue; to abide;
        to stay; as, to keep at a distance; to keep aloft; to keep
        near; to keep in the house; to keep before or behind; to
        keep in favor; to keep out of company, or out reach.
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     2. To last; to endure; to remain unimpaired.
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              If the malt be not thoroughly dried, the ale it
              makes will not keep.                  --Mortimer.
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     3. To reside for a time; to lodge; to dwell. [Now disused
        except locally or colloquially.]
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              Knock at his study, where, they say, he keeps.
                                                    --Shak.
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     4. To take care; to be solicitous; to watch. [Obs.]
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              Keep that the lusts choke not the word of God that
              is in us.                             --Tyndale.
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     5. To be in session; as, school keeps to-day. [Colloq.]
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     To keep from, to abstain or refrain from.
  
     To keep in with, to keep on good terms with; as, to keep in
        with an opponent.
  
     To keep on, to go forward; to proceed; to continue to
        advance.
  
     To keep to, to adhere strictly to; not to neglect or
        deviate from; as, to keep to old customs; to keep to a
        rule; to keep to one's word or promise.
  
     To keep up, to remain unsubdued; also, not to be confined
        to one's bed.
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