Signs for KEEP

"How do you sign 'keep' in American Sign Language?"

Meaning: to hold on to something and not let it leave your possession; to hold or retain in one's possession.

Usage/context examples: "You found a coin so you keep it."

Related signs: HOLD.

Meaning: to stay or continue in; to continue doing something without stopping, or to do it repeatedly.

Usage/context examples: "I keep thinking I've seen this classmate somewhere before."

Related signs: CONTINUE.

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