kep


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kep

(kɛp)
vb, keps, kepping or keppit (ˈkɛpɪt)
(tr) dialect Scot and Northern English to catch
[from keep (in obsolete sense: to put oneself in the way of)]

kep


Past participle: keppit
Gerund: kepping

Imperative
kep
kep
Present
I kep
you kep
he/she/it keps
we kep
you kep
they kep
Preterite
I keppit
you keppit
he/she/it keppit
we keppit
you keppit
they keppit
Present Continuous
I am kepping
you are kepping
he/she/it is kepping
we are kepping
you are kepping
they are kepping
Present Perfect
I have keppit
you have keppit
he/she/it has keppit
we have keppit
you have keppit
they have keppit
Past Continuous
I was kepping
you were kepping
he/she/it was kepping
we were kepping
you were kepping
they were kepping
Past Perfect
I had keppit
you had keppit
he/she/it had keppit
we had keppit
you had keppit
they had keppit
Future
I will kep
you will kep
he/she/it will kep
we will kep
you will kep
they will kep
Future Perfect
I will have keppit
you will have keppit
he/she/it will have keppit
we will have keppit
you will have keppit
they will have keppit
Future Continuous
I will be kepping
you will be kepping
he/she/it will be kepping
we will be kepping
you will be kepping
they will be kepping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been kepping
you have been kepping
he/she/it has been kepping
we have been kepping
you have been kepping
they have been kepping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been kepping
you will have been kepping
he/she/it will have been kepping
we will have been kepping
you will have been kepping
they will have been kepping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been kepping
you had been kepping
he/she/it had been kepping
we had been kepping
you had been kepping
they had been kepping
Conditional
I would kep
you would kep
he/she/it would kep
we would kep
you would kep
they would kep
Past Conditional
I would have keppit
you would have keppit
he/she/it would have keppit
we would have keppit
you would have keppit
they would have keppit
References in classic literature ?
For a long time I couldn't make up my mind which of them to take, and they kep' coming and coming, and I kep' worrying.
"It is your own fault for being a terrier; I do not require a licence, and neither does Kep, the Collie dog."
'Em'ly,' said he, 'arter you left her, ma'am - and I never heerd her saying of her prayers at night, t'other side the canvas screen, when we was settled in the Bush, but what I heerd your name - and arter she and me lost sight of Mas'r Davy, that theer shining sundown - was that low, at first, that, if she had know'd then what Mas'r Davy kep from us so kind and thowtful, 'tis my opinion she'd have drooped away.
I wasn't brought up like a younger brother, but was always encouraged to be extravagant and kep idle.
'Mrs Higden said so, sir, when she kep it from her, hoping as Our Johnny would work round.'
You see, ef I kep' on tryin' to git away afoot, de dogs 'ud track me; ef I stole a skift to cross over, dey'd miss dat skift, you see, en dey'd know 'bout whah I'd lan' on de yuther side, en whah to pick up my track.
I've kep' her here a whole year: it's somebody else's turn now."
'Pears like he just grew crosser, every day; kep me up nights till I got farly beat out, and couldn't keep awake no longer; and cause I got to sleep, one night, Lors, he talk so orful to me, and he tell me he'd sell me to just the hardest master he could find; and he'd promised me my freedom, too, when he died."
Would I find out that boy that had fed him and kep his secret, and give him them two one pound notes?
"I thought a course they was all dead, but, laws, they kep' a-comin' back last night until it seems, after all, we didn't lose but a few.
Riach; we'll have to come as near in about the end of Mull as we can take her, sir; and even then we'll have the land to kep the wind off us, and that stoneyard on our lee.
No man never see a dead donkey 'cept the gen'l'm'n in the black silk smalls as know'd the young 'ooman as kep' a goat; and that wos a French donkey, so wery likely he warn't wun o' the reg'lar breed.'