keep company


keep company
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 — {v. phr.} 1. To stay or go along with (someone) so that he will not be lonely to visit with (someone). * /John kept Andy company while his parents went to the movies./ * /I ll go shopping with you just to keep you company./ 2. To go places… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep\ company — v. phr. 1. To stay or go along with (someone) so that he will not be lonely to visit with (someone). John kept Andy company while his parents went to the movies. I ll go shopping with you just to keep you company. 2. To go places together as a… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • keep company — verb a) To court. It was rumoured that the lady and the gentleman were keeping company. b) To socialise. He was keeping company with her …   Wiktionary

  • keep company — idi a) to associate in or as if in courtship: She keeps company with a teacher[/ex] b) (of a couple) to spend time together regularly; go out on dates, as in courtship …   From formal English to slang

  • keep company — phrasal to go together as frequent companions or in courtship …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • keep company — date, go out with; spend time with …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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