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keep a diary
to own and write in a diary - sở hữu/ viết nhật kí
- As a kid, or as a grown up, did you keep a diary writing up what you did everyday?
- I don't normally keep a diary, so I will retrospectively reconstruct the main events and impressions of a seven-day wonder that had no precedent.
- Although she had the self-awareness to keep a diary, she seems to have had no inflated sense of self-importance.
- I started to keep a diary which held all my feelings and also held a record of when I felt the need to be sick and if I was sick.
- In either case, keep a diary or other written record of events.
keep a promise
to do what you promised to do - giữ lời hứa
- We descended from the castle to keep a promise to our daughter to let her go on a fairground ride near the town harbour.
- This bunch of turncoats couldn't keep a promise if it was locked up in a box.
- If obligations really were internal to promising then the obligation to keep a promise would have to derive from the institution of promising.
- I wrote Botkin a card, telling him that I could not keep my promise to dine with him.
keep a secret
- In sufficient numbers this message would get out through the party scrutinizers, they can't keep a secret.
- Johnny, however, knowing how Jelly couldn't keep a secret, just gave him a look that squelched any further protests.
- We claim that we are friends, and yet we keep secrets from each other, lying our way out of most everything.
- Matt had learned not to keep secrets and had proposed to her.
- The first of those questions is a matter of personal fascination over the ability to keep secrets in a fishbowl environment.
keep an appointment
to meet somebody at the time you agreed to - thực hiện cuộc hẹn
- When a patient fails to keep an appointment, a notation should be made in the patient's medical record and in the appointment book or database.
- We need to be honest with ourselves about whether we really want to keep an appointment.
- A patient's failure to keep an appointment can have serious consequences for the individual, but is also an inefficient use of time by the health professional.
- She did absolutely nothing to assist me and failed to keep appointments, letting down the local community.
- Some of his rural clients would park their long-eared steeds under the chinaberry trees in the back yard, and Atticus would keep appointments on the back steps.
- Fred needs to keep busy, because Ginger's given up men for dogs, a little Scottie that she takes for walks on deck.
- Well, the only way I know is to make sure you keep busy in your field and she is busy in hers.
- Our local tour guide speaks Chinese, and he says that he has sufficient demand to keep busy every day of the week.
- But during the long days at sea, the men and women on board keep busy with a wide range of activities and exercises quite apart from the immediate task in hand.
- It is cruel, inhuman and plainly wrong to keep fit parents from their precious children without a compelling, demonstrative reason.
- Young Gambians like to keep fit and there are gyms all over the place in this country.
- John was also a keen judo exponent but he injured his knee and could not keep fit by running.
- My own thinking is that he's not so much in need of a keep fit campaign as he's needful of an outlet for all that energy.
- There are all kinds of recreation, such as indoor bowling, card games, keep fit exercises, rings and many more.
to continue in the same direction - tiếp tục hướng đi
- Keep going until you get to Baker Street, and then turn right.
- Turn left at the post office, and then keep going for another mile or so and you'll see the bank.
- We were too tired to keep going, so we stopped for a rest.
- Ron hates stopping. He always says "Let's keep going until the next town".
- I've already worked for eight hours, but I'll keep going until I've finished.
- The band usually stops playing at midnight, but they kept going because everyone was having such a good time.
keep in touch
to have regular contact with somebody by phone, mail, email, etc. - giữ liên lạc
- The move to an inaccessible location will make it more difficult for loved ones to keep in touch with inmates.
- My wife and i are traveling the country in our rv and using the fone and laptop to keep in touch with our grandkids.
- In this way they can have a power lunch and keep in touch with the office at the same time, without disturbing other customers.
- After updating him on all of her adventures she bid him good nite and promised to keep in touch no matter what.
- People's preferences in regard to how they keep in touch are undergoing a gradual change.
to make very little noise - giữ im lặng
- The victim was given a few grand to keep quiet and the manager kept his job.
- It happens in the football world but it's one of those things you keep quiet about.
- She sat cross-legged with a confused look on her face, debating whether to ask or keep quiet until a better time.
- After repeatedly warning the boys to stop throwing food and keep quiet, the manager finally told them to leave.
- So if we could put a man on the moon, why can't we get people to keep quiet in a movie theater?
to store detailed information, e.g. in business, legal cases, health care, education, etc. - lưu trữ
- The business owner must keep records of hours worked and the hourly wage has to be rational.
- Since 1 April 1999 employers have needed to keep records of fringe benefits provided to each employee.
- Generally, organizations keep records on hand for five years before sending them to the Library of Congress to be preserved.
- Employers must keep records for at least three years to show that workers were paid the national minimum wage.
- The courts don't keep records of the racial balance of jury panels.
keep sb waiting
to make somebody wait - khiến ai đợi
He didn't keep me waiting and he sat with me for a long time, looking through my portfolio, reading my statement, asking me questions.
I'm not like others to keep you waiting, and making up accounts and reckoning fines.
I keep waiting for him to warn me off, to use his own crippling accident and this video to scare me straight.
I keep waiting for a removalist to drop it so I can get a new TV, but it just won't die.
to prevent loss or damage - tránh mất mát
- Officers have been on hand at university events giving away cups, bottle openers and other souvenirs with logos reminding them how to keep safe.
- Dad says keep your chin up and your head down and most of all please keep safe.
- It is one of a thousand muniments of our old nationality which a national government would keep safe.
- First make a good backup of all of your data on some media like CD or memory stick and keep it safe at home.
keep sb/sth quiet
to stop somebody or something from making too much noise - khiến ai đó im lặng
- We are also looking at toffee-coated Brazil nuts and Jawbreaker gobstoppers which will certainly keep people quiet.
- It's hard to keep kids quiet when they're excited.
- I wish they'd find a way to keep those noisy dogs quiet.
to not move - giữ vững
- The film has a kind of dirty graininess, too, and a camera that can't keep still for a moment.
- They try to keep still, to conserve their resources of blubber and mother's milk.
- His hands would not keep still and he kept crossing and uncrossing his arms across his chest.
- Maybe it's just God trying to tell me to keep still and stop acting like I have ants in my pants, to just be calm and happy that all is well.
- I could hardly keep still, squirming and wriggling all the time.
keep your balance
to remain steady on your feet and not stumble or fall - giữ thăng bằng
- By using a stability ball, you'll involve your core muscles to keep your balance as you move.
- Keep your balance back off their forehand, in order to help them lift their front end.
- People skate in couples or larger groups, tightly holding hands and trying to keep balance.
- An exchange rate is flexibly preset between an operating company and participating company, or among participating companies to relativise the value of points to keep balance.
the most, or one of the most, important issues - vấn đề chính
- Each day he has looked at a key issue facing us as a nation, as a people, as frail human beings.
- But they did manage to hold their ground on the key issue of keeping those jobs at home.
- That then leaves the xenophobic shadow that dogs nationalism as the key issue to be addressed.
- A key issue is the cleanliness of the hangar bay, sponson and door light-locker.
- New insights on this key issue have been provided by three articles published in this issue.
the most, or one of the most, important roles - vai trò chính
- Taiwan should also play a key role in providing content to Chinese-language Web sites and digitalizing museum collections, he said.
- The war in Africa was to play a key role in the overall success of the Allies in World War Two.
- The primal power of many of these songs reflects the key role of the church in the slaves' spiritual rebirth.
- The Supreme Court played a key role in immigration reform with its rulings that congressional districts must be reapportioned.
- Librarians also could play a key role in creating and improving documentation with free software projects.
the main speaker at a conference, seminar, meeting, etc. - người phát ngôn chính
- She is a successful, nationally recognized conference keynote speaker and entertainer.
- As a keynote speaker or presenter at an event with a large attendance, you can sell hundreds of books.
- The keynote speaker, an Iowa State alumna, said information technology is the most important contributor to growth.
- You may not remember, but you were our commencement keynote speaker that day at the George Washington University National Center.
- The writer is a best-selling author, keynote speaker and entrepreneur mentor, co-founder of Beermat.
kick a goal
to score a goal by kicking a ball - ghi bàn
- Ten minutes later, Villa doubled their advantage when their young gun, Joe Dowd scored directly from a corner kick a goal of beauty.
- They produced one of their worst quarters in recent memory, failing to kick a goal while South got within striking distance of an unlikely victory.
- Johnny Moroney, who played on the left wing, scored 14 points, kicking goals as well as scoring a try.
- As coach, he dragged players who ignored his leads, even if they were kicking goals, and put many players offside.
- In addition to tries, points can be scored by kicking goals.
to do something to fill in spare time - giết thời gian rảnh
- I'm just passing through to kill time till my shipmate fixes the ship that she damaged.
- He avoided answering every question and produced an interminable drone to kill time and frustrate the interviewer.
- The men kill time collecting the small parachutes from the shells in between attacks and bombardments.
- If it rained, we sat around playing backgammon and Trivial Pursuit and trying to kill time.
- She had nothing better to do, so she went to the bowling alley to kill time.
to know what the best thing to do is - biết điều tốt nhất để làm
- What does a country built on headstrong individualism and the myth of self-reliance do with its people convinced that they know best?
- Celluloid dreams, heroes and heroines, get real with compassionate message, as who else know best that all that glitters is not gold.
- Thankfully, mums always know best and by the age of 13 Susie was gradually able to start playing sport again.
- The parade of recent corporate scandals has further strained the notion that directors always know best.
- The members of the coalition are as diverse as the City they know best, reflecting every avenue of New York City life.
to be sensible enough to know that it's better not to do something - hiểu biết để biết tốt hơn là không làm
- But it does dull the edge of keen minds, fooling those who really should know better.
- Far more worrying is the veiled victim-blaming indulged in by influential environmental experts who ought to know better.
- Some marketing managers who should know better suggest legally ineffective trademarks for their products.
- I can follow directions from most technicians, and know better than to just assume that it always needs the reinstall to fix errors.
- No wonder that he can awaken amorous desires even in those who should know better.