In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(adhere to, fulfil)(arrangement/plan) ceñirse a(promise) cumplir
1.2(not deviate from)(path/main road) seguir por(script) ceñirse aplease keep to the point — por favor no te vayas por las ramas
1.3(stay in)keep to the right — mantenga su derecha
- he kept to his room all day — no salió de su habitación en todo el día
- keep to your side of the bed — quédate de tu lado de la cama
2.1(cause to adhere to)I'll keep you to your promise — haré que cumplas tu promesa
- I'll pay next time — I'll keep you to that! — la próxima vez pago yo — ¡te tomo la palabra!
2.2(not divulge)to keep sth to oneself — guardarse algo
- she kept it to herself — no le dijo nada a nadie
3to keep (oneself) to oneself — ser muy reservado
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