keep open


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Verb1.keep open - retain rights to; "keep my job for me while I give birth"; "keep my seat, please"; "keep open the possibility of a merger"
keep, hold on - retain possession of; "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"; "She kept her maiden name after she married"
book, reserve, hold - arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance; "reserve me a seat on a flight"; "The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family"; "please hold a table at Maxim's"
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Kennedy, while still rubbing his eyes, which he could scarcely keep open, calmly lit his pipe.
Basically, all the town libraries keep open with no need for volunteers.
Council bosses want to replace the ageing Fairfax Street centre - said to be costing PS2,000-a-day to keep open - and build a new venue, off New Union Street, in the city centre.
RAWALPINDI, March 09, 2012 (Frontier Star): Decision has been taken to keep open the road from Chungi No 22 to RA Bazaar.
It wants the company to provide the names of possible interested parties to see if the Government could help keep open the site where 515 jobs are at risk.
PESHAWAR, October 20, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KPCCI) has demanded of the Federal Board of Revenue(FBR) to keep open Customs Offices at Torkham border for export and Afghan Transit Trade on Saturday as two weekly holidays would adversely affect exports of the country.
Surely the council can find a way to keep open this historical monument without having the indignity of asking for an overseas handout?
Deputy Chief Constable Ian Shannon told North Wales Police Authority it would have cost pounds 750,000 to keep open Mold's suite of cells on a permanent basis, but it was necessary to maintain it to an operational standard.
Summary: Nuremberg, Muharram 27, 1432, Jan 02, 2011, SPA-- Icebreakers have abandoned efforts to keep open a key European inland waterway connecting the Black Sea and the North Sea after persistent ice blocked a canal in Germany, officials in Nuremberg said Sunday.
The Business Select Committee will publish a report after hearing evidence from the firm and union leaders who angrily attacked the pledges given by Kraft to keep open the Somerdale factory, near Bristol.
The business expert went on the attack following Kraft's apologies to the select committee for claiming it would keep open its Somerdale factory, near Bristol.
Trade unions did not agree and put forward the idea to keep open the facility until 2012 and look for an investor in the meantime.