keep quiet


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Verb1.keep quiet - refrain from divulging sensitive information; keep quiet about confidential information; "Don't tell him any secrets--he cannot keep his mouth shut!"
babble out, blab, blab out, let the cat out of the bag, peach, spill the beans, tattle, babble, talk, sing - divulge confidential information or secrets; "Be careful--his secretary talks"
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If they hear any groaning or uproar as of men fighting about the house, they must not come out; they must keep quiet, and stay where they are at their work.
Lie down and keep quiet," whispered the cat, warningly.
Of course, he meant the chief mate to keep quiet - to lay up, as a matter of fact.
But I daresay that when she gets there she will he glad enough to keep quiet, as they say that the heat is intense.
At first I was tempted to send her a reminder, after which I relinquished the idea (against my judgment as to what was right in the particular case), on the general ground of wishing to keep quiet.
Van Baerle, more afraid for his companion than himself, threw himself back into the carriage, but he could only keep quiet for half a minute, and the first twenty horsemen had scarcely passed when he again leaned out of the carriage window, gesticulating imploringly towards the Stadtholder at the very moment when he passed.
The great thing's to keep quiet before a race," said he; "don't get out of temper or upset about anything.
Since no one else knew of the broken taboo, he could afford to keep quiet.
Honeychurch, with the air of one who has considered the subject, "I shall not keep quiet.
We all go to the afternoon concerts, and have a gay time, and Belle and Trix are to be there to-day; so just keep quiet, and everything will be all right.
Not a bit of it," said Sancho; "let your worship keep quiet, or else by the living God the deaf shall hear us; the lashes I pledged myself to must be voluntary and not forced upon me, and just now I have no fancy to whip myself; it is enough if I give you my word to flog and flap myself when I have a mind.
Try to keep quiet for a moment, and see how it would seem; a body can't get in a word edgeways, you talk so much.