1. [ verb ] continue uninterrupted
Synonyms: run_on

"The disease will run on unchecked" "The party kept going until 4 A.M."

Related terms: continue retain patronize
2. [ verb ] be a regular customer or client of
Synonyms: patronage support patronise patronize

"We patronize this store" "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could"

Related terms: foster run_on patron patron
3. [ verb ] allow to remain in a place or position
Synonyms: keep retain continue keep_on

"We cannot continue several servants any longer" "She retains a lawyer" "The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff" "Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on"

Related terms: prolong continue run_on lengthiness
4. [ verb ] suffice for a period between two points
Synonyms: bridge_over tide_over

"This money will keep us going for another year"

Related terms: suffice