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keep

Architecture the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress

Keep

Inner tower of a castle.

keep, donjon

keep
The stronghold of a medieval castle, usually in the form of a massive tower, and a place of residence, esp. in times of siege.
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"But if we can keep hold of the gaffer and we get a pre-season under him, it's only a bright future."
Another player who Bignot would like to keep hold of beyond his current deal is midfielder Gary Roberts.
The fact that Dunk, a player I rate highly, is valued at PS12 million gives hope that West Brom should be able to keep hold of Evans, as he should command double that fee considering the difference in experience and proven quality at the highest level.
Ronald Koeman wants to keep hold of Lukaku and the Blues hope their valuation will prove a sufficient deterrent as they look to fend off interest in their top goalscorer.
WELSH rugby's biggest stars have been offered new contracts by the regions as they step up their bid to keep hold of the nation's crown jewels.
Fulham are confident that they will be able to keep hold of French starlet Moussa Dembele despite reported interest from Liverpool and Manchester United.
CARDIFF CITY must keep hold of Peter Whittingham, no matter what, as Malky Mackay's men bid for a league and cup double, says goalie Tom Heaton.
Summary: City bonuses have been defended by a senior banker at Barclays, insisting they are necessary to keep hold of talent.
MIDDLESBROUGH have signalled their intention to keep hold of winger Adam Johnson beyond the terms of his current contract.
AC MILAN were last night gazing into the Galaxy in a desperate bid to keep hold of David Beckham.
EX-BEARS skipper Nick Knight believes it's crucial for Warwickshire to win the latest battle to keep hold of hot property Neil Carter.