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Part of Speech: verb
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2. To keep; to continue; to remain.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To continue to hold; to keep in possession; not to lose, part with, or dismiss; to retrain from departure, escape, or the like.
2. To keep in pay; to employ by a preliminary fee paid; to hire; to engage; as, to retain a counselor.
3. To restrain; to prevent.
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