keeping


keeping
keep|ing [ˈki:pıŋ] n
1.) in keeping (with sth)
matching something or suitable in a particular situation
In keeping with tradition, everyone wore black.
2.) out of keeping (with sth)
not matching something or not suitable in a particular situation
The cheerful cover of the book is out of keeping with the sad story told inside it.
3.) in sb's keeping
being looked after or guarded by someone

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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