keep company with


keep company with
keep company (with (someone)) 1. to be connected with someone.

There are rumors that the singer keeps company with some very dangerous criminals.

2. to spend time together in a romantic relationship.

They've been keeping company for a year and plan to marry in the spring.

Usage notes: often used in this sense for a humorous effect as an old-fashioned expression for beginning a relationship with the intention of marriage

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • keep company with — ► keep company with associate with habitually. Main Entry: ↑company …   English terms dictionary

  • keep company with — index accompany Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • keep company with — associate with habitually we don t especially care for the people he s been keeping company with ■ have a social or romantic relationship with; date are you keeping company with anyone special these days? …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep company with —    to have a sexual relationship with    Literally, to accompany whence, in standard English, to court:     Their sweethearts or husbands have been keepin company with someone else. (Emerson, 1890)    See also company1 …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • keep company with — associate with habitually. → company …   English new terms dictionary

  • keep company with —  Be very friendly with (one of opp. sex) …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • keep company with someone — keep company (with (someone)) 1. to be connected with someone. There are rumors that the singer keeps company with some very dangerous criminals. 2. to spend time together in a romantic relationship. They ve been keeping company for a year and… …   New idioms dictionary

  • keep company with someone — phrase to spend time with someone Thesaurus: to spend time with friendssynonym Main entry: company …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep company with someone — to spend time with someone …   English dictionary

  • To keep company with — Keep Keep (k[=e]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kept} (k[e^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Keeping}.] [OE. k[=e]pen, AS. c[=e]pan to keep, regard, desire, await, take, betake; cf. AS. copenere lover, OE. copnien to desire.] 1. To care; to desire. [Obs.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English