keep company

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keep company (third-person singular simple present keeps company, present participle keeping company, simple past and past participle kept company)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, idiomatic, dated, euphemistic) To court.
    It was rumoured that the lady and the gentleman were keeping company.
    He was keeping company with her.
  2. (intransitive, idiomatic) To socialise.
    If you care about your reputation you ought to be careful whom you keep company with.


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