mantener


mantener
v.
1 to keep.
mantener algo en buen estado to keep something in good condition
mantener una promesa to keep a promise
mantener la calma to stay calm
Los mantengo trabajando I keep them working.
Ellos mantienen el proyecto They maintain the project.
2 to support (with scaffold, columns).
mantén los brazos en alto keep your arms in the air
3 to support.
con su sueldo mantiene a toda la familia he has to support o keep his whole family with his wages
4 to have (relationships, conversations).
mantener relaciones con alguien to have a relationship with somebody
5 to stick to (to defend) (conviction).
mantiene su inocencia she maintains that she is innocent
mantiene que no la vió he maintains that he didn't see her
6 to maintain, to keep, to conserve, to hold.
Ellos mantienen unas mantas They maintain some bedcovers.
Mantiene sus mismas creencias de antes He keeps his old views.
Ellos mantienen su opinión They maintain their opinion.
María mantiene a su hijo Mary maintains=provides for her son.
Ella mantiene su declaración She maintains her declaration.
7 to claim to, to hold to, to maintain to.
Ellos mantienen haber limpiado They claim to have cleaned.
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mantener
Conjugation model [TENER], like {{link=tener}}tener
verbo transitivo
1 (conservar) to keep
la policía mantiene el orden público the police keep law and order
la nevera mantiene los alimentos en buenas condiciones the fridge keeps food fresh
'Mantenga Zamora limpia' "Keep Zamora tidy"
2 (tener) to keep
'Mantener en posición vertical' "Keep vertical"
'Mantener fuera del alcance de los niños' "Keep out of the reach of children"
3 (sostener) to support, hold up, hold
estos pilares mantienen el techo these pillars support the roof
no sé como se mantiene en pie con lo que ha bebido I don't know how he can stand up after having drunk so much
4 (sustentar) to support, maintain
ella sola mantiene a toda la familia she supports the whole family by herself
5 (afirmación etc) to maintain
pues yo mantengo que no es verdad well, I maintain that it is not true
6 (conversación, relaciones) to have; (reunión) to hold, have; (correspondencia) to keep up; (promesa, palabra) to keep
afirma que no mantuvieron relaciones sexuales he states that they did not have sexual intercourse
mantuvieron una larga correspondencia they kept up a lengthy correspondence
mantuvimos una reunión en su despacho we held a meeting in her office
verbo pronominal mantenerse
1 (sostenerse) to remain, stand
2 (continuar en un estado, una posición) to keep
se mantuvo a distancia she kept her distance
se mantiene firme en sus creencias he remains firm in his beliefs
3 (sustenerse) to manage, maintain oneself, support oneself
4 (alimentarse) to eat, live
se mantiene a base de fruta she lives on fruit, she eats only fruit
no nos mantenemos del aire we can't live on air
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FRASEOLOGÍA
mantener algo en secreto to keep something secret
mantenerse aparte to stay out of it, not get involved
mantenerse en contacto con to stay in contact with
mantenerse en forma to keep in shape, keep in trim, keep fit
mantenerse en pie to stand, remain standing
mantenerse en sus trece to stick to one's guns
mantenerse vivo,-a to stay alive
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verb
1) to keep
2) maintain
3) hold
4) support
5) sustain
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1. VT
1) (=sostener) [gen] to hold; [+ puente, techo] to support

mantén la caja un momento — hold the box a minute

los pilares que mantienen el puente — the pillars which support the bridge

2) (=preservar)
a) [en un lugar] to store, keep

una vez abierto manténgase refrigerado — once opened keep in a refrigerator

"manténgase en un lugar fresco y seco" — "store in a cool dry place"

b) [en un estado o situación] to keep

la ilusión es lo único que lo mantiene vivo — hope is the only thing that keeps him alive o going

hay que mantener actualizada la base de datos — we have to keep the database up to date

para mantener el motor en buen estado — to keep the engine in good condition

mantenga limpia su ciudad — keep your city clean

manténgase fuera del alcance de los niños — keep out of the reach of children

mantener algo caliente — to keep sth hot

mantener algo en equilibrio — to balance sth, keep sth balanced

mantener algo en secreto — to keep sth a secret

mantuvo en secreto que tenía dos hijos — she kept her two children a secret

raya I, 1)
3) (=conservar) [+ opinión] to maintain, hold; [+ costumbre, ideales] to keep up, maintain; [+ disciplina] to maintain, keep; [+ promesa] to keep

un alto porcentaje mantenía su opinión sobre la crisis — a high percentage maintained o held their opinion about the crisis

me marcho manteniendo mi opinión — I'm leaving, but I stand by my opinion

una civilización que lucha por mantener sus tradiciones — a civilization struggling to uphold o maintain its traditions

eran partidarios de mantener el antiguo orden social — they were in favour of preserving the old social order

mantener el orden público — to keep the peace

al conducir hay que mantener la distancia de seguridad — you have to keep (at) a safe distance when driving

mantener el equilibrio — to keep one's balance

le cuesta mantener el equilibrio — he finds it difficult to keep his balance

hemos conseguido mantener el equilibrio entre ingresos y gastos — we have managed to maintain a balance between income and expenditure

mantener el fuego — to keep the fire going

mantener la línea — to keep one's figure, keep in shape

mantener la paz — to keep the peace, maintain peace

calma, distancia
4) [económicamente] to support, maintain

ahora tiene una familia que mantener — now he has a family to support o maintain

ya no pienso mantenerla más — I refuse to keep o support o maintain her any longer

5) [+ conversación, contacto] to maintain, hold

es incapaz de mantener una conversación coherente — he is incapable of maintaining o holding a coherent conversation

en las conversaciones que hemos mantenido con el presidente — in the talks we have held with the president

¿han mantenido ustedes relaciones sexuales? — have you had sexual relations?

correspondencia 2)
6) (=afirmar) to maintain

siempre he mantenido lo contrario — I've always maintained the opposite

2.
See:
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1.
verbo transitivo
1) (económicamente) <familia/persona> to support, maintain; <perro> to keep; <amante> to keep
2)
a) (conservar, preservar) to keep

mantener la calma/la compostura — to keep calm/one's composure

para mantener su peso actual — to maintain his present weight

mantener las viejas tradiciones — to keep up the old traditions

el euro ha mantenido su valor — the euro has held its value

b) (cierto estado, cierta situación) (+ compl) to keep

mantener el equilibrio — to keep one's balance

mantener algo en equilibrio — to balance sth

mantenga limpia su ciudad — keep Norwich (o York etc) tidy

3)
a) <conversaciones> to have; <contactos> to maintain, keep up; <correspondencia> to keep up; <relaciones> to maintain

las negociaciones mantenidas en Ginebra — the negotiations held in Geneva

b) (cumplir) <promesa/palabra> to keep
4) (afirmar, sostener) to maintain
2.
mantenerse verbo pronominal
1) (sustentarse económicamente) to support oneself
2) (en cierto estado, cierta situación) (+ compl) to keep

se mantuvieron en primera división — they kept their place in the first division

la torre aún se mantiene en pie — the tower is still standing

mantenerse a distancia — to keep one's distance

mantenerse en contacto con algn — to keep in touch with sb

se mantuvo neutral en la disputa — he remained neutral in the dispute

3) (alimentarse)

mantenerse a base de latas — to live off tinned food

se mantiene a base de vitaminas — he lives on vitamin pills

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= hold together, keep, maintain, maintain, preserve, retain, store, support, sustain, uphold, hold, service, carry on, keep + Nombre + going, operate, hold on to.
Ex. The organization was trembling on the brink of financial disaster, and only the journal, American Documentation, was holding it together.
Ex. Guard book or scrapbook type arrangement, with possibly a loose-leaf format, is suitable for organising and keeping cuttings, letters and other small items.
Ex. Expressiveness can be difficult to maintain as new subjects are added.
Ex. They maintain, in an article written for Library Resources and Technical Services (LRTS) 'that automated cataloging systems have addressed only half of the problems of maintaining a library catalog'.
Ex. The concepts are organised into facets, and the facets are arranged and applied in such a way that the general to special order is preserved.
Ex. At an earlier stage, the Library of Congress had decided to retain certain pre-AACR headings, in order to avoid the expense of extensive recataloguing.
Ex. The records in a computer data base are structured in order to suit the information that is being stored for various applications.
Ex. In order to support these three elements, and to ensure that schemes are updated it is important to have some organisation which takes responsibility for revision and publication.
Ex. Publishers in the United Stated benefit from a larger home market which serves to sustain the production of an information tool.
Ex. It's about time that we go back to these principles and make sure that the quality of cataloging is upheld.
Ex. Some theorists hold that one stage must be completely worked through before the next stage can be entered.
Ex. Special storage facilities have been constructed which are at present serviced manually but will soon be computerised.
Ex. If a child detects that no very strong value is placed on reading then he feels no compulsion to develop his own reading skill beyond the minimal, functional level we all need simply to carry on our daily lives in our print-dominated society.
Ex. The author explains how libraries can keep their services going without being slaves to the job.
Ex. These references operate in a similar fashion whether they are used to link authors' names or subject headings.
Ex. The girls were swept away by the water as they failed to hold on to the bus stand.
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* capacidad de mantener la atención = attention span.
* debate + mantenerse = debate + rage.
* de mantener una conversación = conversational.
* el que mantiene a la familia = breadwinner [bread winner].
* mantener a Alguien alerta = keep + Nombre + on + Posesivo + toes.
* mantener a Alguien atento = keep + Nombre + on + Posesivo + toes.
* mantener a Alguien en vilo = keep + Nombre + on + Posesivo + toes.
* mantener a Alguien informado de = keep + Nombre + posted on.
* mantener activo = keep + Nombre + going.
* mantener a flote = keep + afloat.
* mantener a la par de = keep up with.
* mantener alejado = keep away, keep + Nombre + out.
* mantener Algo abierto = hold + Nombre + open.
* mantener Algo activo = keep + Nombre + at the fore.
* mantener Algo alejado = keep + Nombre + at arm's length.
* mantener Algo al mínimo = keep + Nombre + at a minimum.
* mantener Algo a salvo = keep + Nombre + out of harm's way.
* mantener Algo controlado = keep + Nombre + in check.
* mantener Algo en el buen camino = keep + Nombre + on track.
* mantener Algo en equilibrio = keep + Nombre + in balance.
* mantener Algo en la dirección correcta = keep + Nombre + on track.
* mantener Algo en orden = keep + Nombre + in order.
* mantener Algo fuera de peligro = keep + Nombre + out of harm's way.
* mantener Algo ordenado = keep + Nombre + tidy, keep + Nombre + in order.
* mantener Algo vivo = keep + the flame alive, keep + Nombre + at the fore.
* mantener al ralentí = idle.
* mantener a mano = keep to + hand.
* mantener aparte = keep + separate.
* mantener a raya = keep at + bay, hold off, keep + Nombre + in line, hold at + bay.
* mantener bajo control = keep + a rein on.
* mantener bajo vigilancia = keep under + observation.
* mantener constancia de = keep + record of.
* mantener contacto = maintain + contact.
* mantener control = hold + the reins of control.
* mantener cooperación = maintain + cooperation.
* mantener dentro = keep + Nombre + in.
* mantener el control = stay in + control.
* mantener el ímpetu = maintain + momentum.
* mantener el interés = hold + the interest.
* mantener el orden = keep + order, police.
* mantener el orden público = maintain + public order.
* mantener el ritmo = keep + pace.
* mantener el tipo = keep + a stiff upper lip.
* mantener en observación = hold under + observation, keep under + observation.
* mantener en privado = be out of the public eye.
* mantener en reserva = keep on + reserve, keep in + reserve.
* mantener en secreto = keep + secret, keep + hush hush, keep + confidential, keep + Nombre + under wraps.
* mantener en sintonía = keep in + step.
* mantener firme = keep + steady, hold in + line, hold + steady.
* mantener informado = keep + informed.
* mantener junto = keep together.
* mantener la atención de Alguien = hold + Posesivo + attention.
* mantener la boca cerrada = keep + Posesivo + mouth shut.
* mantener la bola rodando = keep + the ball rolling.
* mantener la cabeza = keep + Posesivo + head, keep + Posesivo + head together.
* mantener la cabeza alta = hold + Posesivo + head high.
* mantener la cabeza fría = keep + a cool head, remain + cool-headed, play it + cool.
* mantener la calma = keep + Posesivo + head, keep + Posesivo + head together, keep + Pronombre + cool, remain + cool-headed, keep + a cool head, play it + cool.
* mantener la coherencia = maintain + consistency.
* mantener la compostura = keep + a cool head, remain + cool-headed, play it + cool.
* mantener la condición (de) = retain + Posesivo + status (as).
* mantener la continuidad = maintain + continuity.
* mantener la delantera = keep + ahead.
* mantener la disciplina = maintain + discipline.
* mantener la palabra = keep + Posesivo + word, live up to + Posesivo + word.
* mantener la posición = hold + the line.
* mantener las apariencias = keep up + appearances.
* mantener las cosas en marcha = keep + the ball rolling, keep + it rolling.
* mantener las cosas en movimiento = keep + the ball rolling, keep + it rolling.
* mantener las cosas funcionando = keep + the ball rolling, keep + it rolling.
* mantener las cuentas = keep + Posesivo + accounts.
* mantener las distancias con = keep + Nombre + at arm's length.
* mantener la serenidad = keep + Pronombre + cool, keep + a cool head, remain + cool-headed, play it + cool.
* mantener la tradición = keep with + tradition.
* mantener la vida = sustain + life.
* mantener libre de = keep + free of.
* mantener los ojos bien abiertos = keep + Posesivo + eyes (wide) open, keep + Posesivo + eyes peeled, keep + Posesivo + eyes skinned.
* mantener los precios = hold + prices down.
* mantener oculto = keep + Nombre + under wraps.
* mantener ocupado = keep + busy.
* mantener ordenado = keep + Nombre + neat and tidy.
* mantener presente = keep before.
* mantener presionado = hold down.
* mantener registro de = keep + record of.
* mantener relaciones = maintain + contact, maintain + relationships, maintain + relations.
* mantener relaciones comerciales = do + business.
* mantenerse actualizado = keep up to + date (with).
* mantenerse actualizado de = keep + abreast of.
* mantenerse a distancia = stand off.
* mantenerse a flote = keep + Posesivo + head above the water, keep + the wolves from the door, stay + afloat, stay in + business.
* mantenerse aislado = keep to + Reflexivo.
* mantenerse a la cabeza = stay + ahead of the pack.
* mantenerse a la escucha = stay + tuned.
* mantenerse al corriente = keep + current.
* mantenerse al corriente de = keep + abreast of, stay + abreast of, keep + track of.
* mantenerse al día = keep up to + date (with), keep up with + the current scene, keep + current.
* mantenerse al día de = keep + abreast of, keep + pace with, keep up with, stay + abreast of, keep + a finger on the pulse of, stay in + step with, keep in + step with, keep + step with.
* mantenerse al día de las noticias = keep up with + the news.
* mantenerse al día de los avances = track + developments.
* mantenerse alejado = stay away, remain + aloof.
* mantenerse alejado de = stay away from, steer + clear of, give + Nombre + a wide berth, steer away from.
* mantenerse alejado de la mirada del público = shun + the public eye, keep out of + the public eye.
* mantenerse alejado de la mirada pública = shun + the public eye, keep out of + the public eye.
* mantenerse alejado de + Nombre = keep + Nombre + at a distance.
* mantenerse alerta = keep + alert, keep + an eye open, keep + Posesivo + eyes (wide) open.
* mantenerse al frente = keep + ahead.
* mantenerse al margen = keep to + Reflexivo, take + a back seat, stand by, remain on + the sidelines.
* mantenerse al margen de = remain + uninvolved in, hold + Reflexivo + apart from.
* mantenerse al margen de Algo = stay above + Algo.
* mantenerse al tanto = stay + tuned.
* mantenerse al tanto de = keep in + sync, keep + a finger on the pulse of, keep + track of, stay in + step with, keep in + step with, keep + step with.
* mantenerse al tanto de las cosas = stay on + top of things, keep on + top of things, be on top of things.
* mantenerse al tanto de las noticias = keep up with + the news.
* mantenerse al tanto de los avances = track + developments.
* mantenerse atento = keep + Posesivo + eyes (wide) open.
* mantenerse atento a lo que ocurre alrededor = have + an ear to the ground, keep + Posesivo + ear to the ground.
* mantenerse bien = keep + well.
* mantenerse caliente = keep + warm.
* mantenerse callado = keep + quiet.
* mantenerse callado y pensativo con cierto resentimiento = brood.
* mantenerse como válido = hold up.
* mantener secreto = keep + secret.
* mantenerse despierto = keep + alert, stay + awake.
* mantenerse en buen estado físico = keep + fit.
* mantenerse en contacto = stay + tuned.
* mantenerse en contacto (con) = keep in + touch (with), stay in + touch (with).
* mantenerse en espera = stay + tuned.
* mantenerse en forma = keep + fit.
* mantenerse en línea con = keep in + line with.
* mantenerse en pie = hold + Posesivo + own.
* mantenerse en + Posesivo + trece = stick to + Posesivo + guns.
* mantenerse en sincronía = keep in + sync.
* mantenerse en su sitio = stand + Posesivo + ground.
* mantenerse en sus trece = stand + Posesivo + ground.
* mantenerse fiel a = stick with.
* mantenerse fiel a los principios de Uno = stick to + Posesivo + principles.
* mantenerse firme = stand + Posesivo + ground, stick to + Posesivo + guns.
* mantenerse impasible = keep + a stiff upper lip.
* mantenerse informado = keep up to + date (with), keep + current.
* mantenerse informado de = keep + abreast of.
* mantenerse lejos de = steer + clear of, give + Nombre + a wide berth, steer away from.
* mantenerse líder = stay + ahead of the pack.
* mantener(se) ocupado = keep + busy.
* mantener separado = keep apart.
* mantenerse por delante = keep + ahead.
* mantenerse por delante de la competencia = keep + one step ahead of the game, keep + one step ahead of the competition.
* mantenerse unidos = stick together.
* mantenerse vigente = hold + Posesivo + own.
* mantener silencio = keep + silent, keep + silence.
* mantener sincronizado = keep in + step.
* mantener suspenso en el aire = suspend.
* mantener todo controlado = stay on + top of things, keep on + top of things, be on top of things.
* mantener una actitud = hold + attitude.
* mantener una actitud abierta = be open-minded.
* mantener una apariencia de = maintain + a semblance of.
* mantener una conversación = hold + conversation.
* mantener una opinión = hold + view, hold + opinion.
* mantener una promesa = keep + Posesivo + promise.
* mantener una relación con = carry on + relationship with.
* mantener un concepto = hold + concept.
* mantener un control férreo sobre = hold + an iron grip on.
* mantener un debate = hold + discussion.
* mantener un equilibrio = balance, maintain + a balance, keep + a balance.
* mantener un estándar = uphold + standard.
* mantener un interés = pursue + interest.
* mantener un registro = keep + log.
* mantener un registro de = keep + track of, record.
* mantener un sistema de turnos = hold + a rota of.
* mantener vigente = keep + alive.
* mantener vivo = keep + alive, maintain + momentum, keep + Nombre + going.
* máquina que mantiene las constantes vitales = life-support system.
* para mantener(se) ocupado = keep-busy.
* voluntad de mantener Algo en secreto = secretiveness.
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1.
verbo transitivo
1) (económicamente) <familia/persona> to support, maintain; <perro> to keep; <amante> to keep
2)
a) (conservar, preservar) to keep

mantener la calma/la compostura — to keep calm/one's composure

para mantener su peso actual — to maintain his present weight

mantener las viejas tradiciones — to keep up the old traditions

el euro ha mantenido su valor — the euro has held its value

b) (cierto estado, cierta situación) (+ compl) to keep

mantener el equilibrio — to keep one's balance

mantener algo en equilibrio — to balance sth

mantenga limpia su ciudad — keep Norwich (o York etc) tidy

3)
a) <conversaciones> to have; <contactos> to maintain, keep up; <correspondencia> to keep up; <relaciones> to maintain

las negociaciones mantenidas en Ginebra — the negotiations held in Geneva

b) (cumplir) <promesa/palabra> to keep
4) (afirmar, sostener) to maintain
2.
mantenerse verbo pronominal
1) (sustentarse económicamente) to support oneself
2) (en cierto estado, cierta situación) (+ compl) to keep

se mantuvieron en primera división — they kept their place in the first division

la torre aún se mantiene en pie — the tower is still standing

mantenerse a distancia — to keep one's distance

mantenerse en contacto con algn — to keep in touch with sb

se mantuvo neutral en la disputa — he remained neutral in the dispute

3) (alimentarse)

mantenerse a base de latas — to live off tinned food

se mantiene a base de vitaminas — he lives on vitamin pills

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= hold together, keep, maintain, maintain, preserve, retain, store, support, sustain, uphold, hold, service, carry on, keep + Nombre + going, operate, hold on to.

Ex: The organization was trembling on the brink of financial disaster, and only the journal, American Documentation, was holding it together.

Ex: Guard book or scrapbook type arrangement, with possibly a loose-leaf format, is suitable for organising and keeping cuttings, letters and other small items.
Ex: Expressiveness can be difficult to maintain as new subjects are added.
Ex: They maintain, in an article written for Library Resources and Technical Services (LRTS) 'that automated cataloging systems have addressed only half of the problems of maintaining a library catalog'.
Ex: The concepts are organised into facets, and the facets are arranged and applied in such a way that the general to special order is preserved.
Ex: At an earlier stage, the Library of Congress had decided to retain certain pre-AACR headings, in order to avoid the expense of extensive recataloguing.
Ex: The records in a computer data base are structured in order to suit the information that is being stored for various applications.
Ex: In order to support these three elements, and to ensure that schemes are updated it is important to have some organisation which takes responsibility for revision and publication.
Ex: Publishers in the United Stated benefit from a larger home market which serves to sustain the production of an information tool.
Ex: It's about time that we go back to these principles and make sure that the quality of cataloging is upheld.
Ex: Some theorists hold that one stage must be completely worked through before the next stage can be entered.
Ex: Special storage facilities have been constructed which are at present serviced manually but will soon be computerised.
Ex: If a child detects that no very strong value is placed on reading then he feels no compulsion to develop his own reading skill beyond the minimal, functional level we all need simply to carry on our daily lives in our print-dominated society.
Ex: The author explains how libraries can keep their services going without being slaves to the job.
Ex: These references operate in a similar fashion whether they are used to link authors' names or subject headings.
Ex: The girls were swept away by the water as they failed to hold on to the bus stand.
* capacidad de mantener la atención = attention span.
* debate + mantenerse = debate + rage.
* de mantener una conversación = conversational.
* el que mantiene a la familia = breadwinner [bread winner].
* mantener a Alguien alerta = keep + Nombre + on + Posesivo + toes.
* mantener a Alguien atento = keep + Nombre + on + Posesivo + toes.
* mantener a Alguien en vilo = keep + Nombre + on + Posesivo + toes.
* mantener a Alguien informado de = keep + Nombre + posted on.
* mantener activo = keep + Nombre + going.
* mantener a flote = keep + afloat.
* mantener a la par de = keep up with.
* mantener alejado = keep away, keep + Nombre + out.
* mantener Algo abierto = hold + Nombre + open.
* mantener Algo activo = keep + Nombre + at the fore.
* mantener Algo alejado = keep + Nombre + at arm's length.
* mantener Algo al mínimo = keep + Nombre + at a minimum.
* mantener Algo a salvo = keep + Nombre + out of harm's way.
* mantener Algo controlado = keep + Nombre + in check.
* mantener Algo en el buen camino = keep + Nombre + on track.
* mantener Algo en equilibrio = keep + Nombre + in balance.
* mantener Algo en la dirección correcta = keep + Nombre + on track.
* mantener Algo en orden = keep + Nombre + in order.
* mantener Algo fuera de peligro = keep + Nombre + out of harm's way.
* mantener Algo ordenado = keep + Nombre + tidy, keep + Nombre + in order.
* mantener Algo vivo = keep + the flame alive, keep + Nombre + at the fore.
* mantener al ralentí = idle.
* mantener a mano = keep to + hand.
* mantener aparte = keep + separate.
* mantener a raya = keep at + bay, hold off, keep + Nombre + in line, hold at + bay.
* mantener bajo control = keep + a rein on.
* mantener bajo vigilancia = keep under + observation.
* mantener constancia de = keep + record of.
* mantener contacto = maintain + contact.
* mantener control = hold + the reins of control.
* mantener cooperación = maintain + cooperation.
* mantener dentro = keep + Nombre + in.
* mantener el control = stay in + control.
* mantener el ímpetu = maintain + momentum.
* mantener el interés = hold + the interest.
* mantener el orden = keep + order, police.
* mantener el orden público = maintain + public order.
* mantener el ritmo = keep + pace.
* mantener el tipo = keep + a stiff upper lip.
* mantener en observación = hold under + observation, keep under + observation.
* mantener en privado = be out of the public eye.
* mantener en reserva = keep on + reserve, keep in + reserve.
* mantener en secreto = keep + secret, keep + hush hush, keep + confidential, keep + Nombre + under wraps.
* mantener en sintonía = keep in + step.
* mantener firme = keep + steady, hold in + line, hold + steady.
* mantener informado = keep + informed.
* mantener junto = keep together.
* mantener la atención de Alguien = hold + Posesivo + attention.
* mantener la boca cerrada = keep + Posesivo + mouth shut.
* mantener la bola rodando = keep + the ball rolling.
* mantener la cabeza = keep + Posesivo + head, keep + Posesivo + head together.
* mantener la cabeza alta = hold + Posesivo + head high.
* mantener la cabeza fría = keep + a cool head, remain + cool-headed, play it + cool.
* mantener la calma = keep + Posesivo + head, keep + Posesivo + head together, keep + Pronombre + cool, remain + cool-headed, keep + a cool head, play it + cool.
* mantener la coherencia = maintain + consistency.
* mantener la compostura = keep + a cool head, remain + cool-headed, play it + cool.
* mantener la condición (de) = retain + Posesivo + status (as).
* mantener la continuidad = maintain + continuity.
* mantener la delantera = keep + ahead.
* mantener la disciplina = maintain + discipline.
* mantener la palabra = keep + Posesivo + word, live up to + Posesivo + word.
* mantener la posición = hold + the line.
* mantener las apariencias = keep up + appearances.
* mantener las cosas en marcha = keep + the ball rolling, keep + it rolling.
* mantener las cosas en movimiento = keep + the ball rolling, keep + it rolling.
* mantener las cosas funcionando = keep + the ball rolling, keep + it rolling.
* mantener las cuentas = keep + Posesivo + accounts.
* mantener las distancias con = keep + Nombre + at arm's length.
* mantener la serenidad = keep + Pronombre + cool, keep + a cool head, remain + cool-headed, play it + cool.
* mantener la tradición = keep with + tradition.
* mantener la vida = sustain + life.
* mantener libre de = keep + free of.
* mantener los ojos bien abiertos = keep + Posesivo + eyes (wide) open, keep + Posesivo + eyes peeled, keep + Posesivo + eyes skinned.
* mantener los precios = hold + prices down.
* mantener oculto = keep + Nombre + under wraps.
* mantener ocupado = keep + busy.
* mantener ordenado = keep + Nombre + neat and tidy.
* mantener presente = keep before.
* mantener presionado = hold down.
* mantener registro de = keep + record of.
* mantener relaciones = maintain + contact, maintain + relationships, maintain + relations.
* mantener relaciones comerciales = do + business.
* mantenerse actualizado = keep up to + date (with).
* mantenerse actualizado de = keep + abreast of.
* mantenerse a distancia = stand off.
* mantenerse a flote = keep + Posesivo + head above the water, keep + the wolves from the door, stay + afloat, stay in + business.
* mantenerse aislado = keep to + Reflexivo.
* mantenerse a la cabeza = stay + ahead of the pack.
* mantenerse a la escucha = stay + tuned.
* mantenerse al corriente = keep + current.
* mantenerse al corriente de = keep + abreast of, stay + abreast of, keep + track of.
* mantenerse al día = keep up to + date (with), keep up with + the current scene, keep + current.
* mantenerse al día de = keep + abreast of, keep + pace with, keep up with, stay + abreast of, keep + a finger on the pulse of, stay in + step with, keep in + step with, keep + step with.
* mantenerse al día de las noticias = keep up with + the news.
* mantenerse al día de los avances = track + developments.
* mantenerse alejado = stay away, remain + aloof.
* mantenerse alejado de = stay away from, steer + clear of, give + Nombre + a wide berth, steer away from.
* mantenerse alejado de la mirada del público = shun + the public eye, keep out of + the public eye.
* mantenerse alejado de la mirada pública = shun + the public eye, keep out of + the public eye.
* mantenerse alejado de + Nombre = keep + Nombre + at a distance.
* mantenerse alerta = keep + alert, keep + an eye open, keep + Posesivo + eyes (wide) open.
* mantenerse al frente = keep + ahead.
* mantenerse al margen = keep to + Reflexivo, take + a back seat, stand by, remain on + the sidelines.
* mantenerse al margen de = remain + uninvolved in, hold + Reflexivo + apart from.
* mantenerse al margen de Algo = stay above + Algo.
* mantenerse al tanto = stay + tuned.
* mantenerse al tanto de = keep in + sync, keep + a finger on the pulse of, keep + track of, stay in + step with, keep in + step with, keep + step with.
* mantenerse al tanto de las cosas = stay on + top of things, keep on + top of things, be on top of things.
* mantenerse al tanto de las noticias = keep up with + the news.
* mantenerse al tanto de los avances = track + developments.
* mantenerse atento = keep + Posesivo + eyes (wide) open.
* mantenerse atento a lo que ocurre alrededor = have + an ear to the ground, keep + Posesivo + ear to the ground.
* mantenerse bien = keep + well.
* mantenerse caliente = keep + warm.
* mantenerse callado = keep + quiet.
* mantenerse callado y pensativo con cierto resentimiento = brood.
* mantenerse como válido = hold up.
* mantener secreto = keep + secret.
* mantenerse despierto = keep + alert, stay + awake.
* mantenerse en buen estado físico = keep + fit.
* mantenerse en contacto = stay + tuned.
* mantenerse en contacto (con) = keep in + touch (with), stay in + touch (with).
* mantenerse en espera = stay + tuned.
* mantenerse en forma = keep + fit.
* mantenerse en línea con = keep in + line with.
* mantenerse en pie = hold + Posesivo + own.
* mantenerse en + Posesivo + trece = stick to + Posesivo + guns.
* mantenerse en sincronía = keep in + sync.
* mantenerse en su sitio = stand + Posesivo + ground.
* mantenerse en sus trece = stand + Posesivo + ground.
* mantenerse fiel a = stick with.
* mantenerse fiel a los principios de Uno = stick to + Posesivo + principles.
* mantenerse firme = stand + Posesivo + ground, stick to + Posesivo + guns.
* mantenerse impasible = keep + a stiff upper lip.
* mantenerse informado = keep up to + date (with), keep + current.
* mantenerse informado de = keep + abreast of.
* mantenerse lejos de = steer + clear of, give + Nombre + a wide berth, steer away from.
* mantenerse líder = stay + ahead of the pack.
* mantener(se) ocupado = keep + busy.
* mantener separado = keep apart.
* mantenerse por delante = keep + ahead.
* mantenerse por delante de la competencia = keep + one step ahead of the game, keep + one step ahead of the competition.
* mantenerse unidos = stick together.
* mantenerse vigente = hold + Posesivo + own.
* mantener silencio = keep + silent, keep + silence.
* mantener sincronizado = keep in + step.
* mantener suspenso en el aire = suspend.
* mantener todo controlado = stay on + top of things, keep on + top of things, be on top of things.
* mantener una actitud = hold + attitude.
* mantener una actitud abierta = be open-minded.
* mantener una apariencia de = maintain + a semblance of.
* mantener una conversación = hold + conversation.
* mantener una opinión = hold + view, hold + opinion.
* mantener una promesa = keep + Posesivo + promise.
* mantener una relación con = carry on + relationship with.
* mantener un concepto = hold + concept.
* mantener un control férreo sobre = hold + an iron grip on.
* mantener un debate = hold + discussion.
* mantener un equilibrio = balance, maintain + a balance, keep + a balance.
* mantener un estándar = uphold + standard.
* mantener un interés = pursue + interest.
* mantener un registro = keep + log.
* mantener un registro de = keep + track of, record.
* mantener un sistema de turnos = hold + a rota of.
* mantener vigente = keep + alive.
* mantener vivo = keep + alive, maintain + momentum, keep + Nombre + going.
* máquina que mantiene las constantes vitales = life-support system.
* para mantener(se) ocupado = keep-busy.
* voluntad de mantener Algo en secreto = secretiveness.

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mantener [E27 ]
vt
A (sustentar económicamente) ‹familia/persona› to support, maintain
cuesta una fortuna mantener a ese perro tan grande it costs a fortune to keep that enormous dog
¡y pretende que ella lo mantenga! and he expects her to support o keep him!
B
1 (conservar, preservar) to keep
mantener la calma/la compostura to keep calm/one's composure
mantener el orden to keep o (frml) maintain order
para mantener la paz in order to keep the peace
mantener su peso actual to maintain his present weight
mantener las viejas tradiciones to keep up the old traditions
2 (en cierto estado, cierta situación) (+ compl) to keep
los postes mantienen la viga en posición the posts keep the beam in position
mantener el equilibrio to keep one's balance
lo mantiene en equilibrio sobre la punta de la nariz he balances it on the end of his nose
los militares lo mantuvieron en el poder the military kept him in power
todos los medicamentos deben mantenerse fuera del alcance de los niños all medicines should be kept out of reach of children
[ S ] mantenga limpia su ciudad keep Norwich ( o York etc) tidy
[ S ] una vez abierto manténgase refrigerado keep refrigerated once open
no mantiene su coche en buenas condiciones he doesn't keep his car in good condition, he doesn't maintain his car very well
sigue manteniendo vivos sus ideales he still keeps his ideals alive
C
1 ‹conversaciones› to have; ‹contactos› to maintain, keep up; ‹correspondencia› to keep up; ‹relaciones› to maintain
durante las negociaciones mantenidas en Ginebra during the negotiations held in Geneva
2 (cumplir) ‹promesa/palabra› to keep
D (afirmar, sostener) to maintain
mantiene que es inocente he maintains that he is innocent
mantenerse
v pron
A (sustentarse económicamente) to support o maintain o keep oneself
B (en cierto estado, cierta situación) (+ compl) to keep
se mantuvieron en primera división they kept their place o they stayed in the first division
mantenerse en forma to keep in shape, to keep fit
lo único que se mantiene en pie es la torre all that remains is the tower, only the tower is still standing
se mantiene al día she keeps up to date
siempre se mantuvo a distancia he always kept his distance
se mantuvo en contacto con sus amigos de la infancia he kept in touch with o kept up with his childhood friends
se mantuvo neutral en la disputa he remained neutral in the dispute
C
(alimentarse): nos mantuvimos a base de latas we lived off tinned food
se mantiene a base de vitaminas he lives on vitamin pills
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mantener (conjugate mantener) verbo transitivo
1 (económicamente) ‹familia/personato support, maintain;
amanteto keep
2 (conservar, preservar) to keep;
mantener la calma to keep calm;

mantener el equilibrio to keep one's balance;
mantener algo en equilibrio to balance sth;
para mantener su peso actual to maintain his present weight
3
a)conversacionesto have;

contactosto maintain, keep up;
correspondenciato keep up;
relacionesto maintain
b) (cumplir) ‹promesa/palabrato keep

4 (afirmar, sostener) to maintain
mantenerse verbo pronominal
1 (sustentarse económicamente) to support oneself
2 (en cierto estado, cierta situación) to keep;
mantenerse en forma to keep fit;

la torre aún se mantiene en pie the tower is still standing;
mantenerse en contacto (con algn) to keep in touch (with sb)
3 (alimentarse):
mantenerse a base de latas to live off tinned food

mantener verbo transitivo
1 (conservar) to keep: ella mantiene vivo su recuerdo, she keeps his memory alive
mantén la calma, keep calm
2 (sostener) to have: mantuvimos una conversación muy seria, we had a very serious talk
(una teoría, hipótesis) to defend, maintain
3 (alimentar, sustentar) to support, feed: no podían mantener las dos casas, they couldn't keep up both houses
4 (peso) to support, hold up
'mantener' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
callarse
- conchabarse
- conservar
- conservarse
- continuismo
- escribirse
- ir
- hilo
- línea
- raya
- sustentar
- tener
- tipo
- ahuyentar
- alerta
- calma
- correspondencia
- corriente
- disciplina
- flote
- guardar
- llevar
- mantiene
- mantuve
- orden
- preservar
- sujetar
English:
balance
- bay
- buoy
- captive
- carry on
- cherish
- cool
- fire
- hold
- hold off
- house
- hygiene
- image
- keep
- keep away
- keep down
- keep up
- maintain
- order
- preserve
- provide for
- retain
- secrecy
- stall
- support
- suspense
- sustain
- swear
- track
- unionist
- uphold
- weight-watching
- white elephant
- carry
- clear
- conduct
- correspond
- credit
- door
- go
- head
- inform
- occupy
- peace
- police
- provide
- segregate
- stand
- stick
- struggle
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mantener
vt
1. [económicamente] to support;
con su sueldo mantiene a toda la familia he has to support o keep his whole family with his wages
2. [sostener] to keep;
un andamio mantiene el edificio en pie a scaffold supports the building o keeps the building from falling down;
mantén los brazos en alto keep your arms in the air
3. [conservar] to keep;
[ritmo, nivel, presión] to keep up;
mantener las amistades to keep up one's friendships;
mantener algo en buen estado to keep sth in good condition;
mantener la calma to stay calm;
mantener el orden to keep order;
mantener la línea to keep one's figure;
mantener una promesa/la palabra to keep a promise/one's word;
mantenga limpia su ciudad [en letrero] keep your city tidy;
manténgase en un lugar seco [en etiqueta] keep in a dry place;
manténgase fuera del alcance de los niños [en medicamento, producto tóxico] keep out of the reach of children;
es incapaz de mantener la boca cerrada he can't keep his mouth shut
4. [tener] [conversación] to have;
[negociaciones, diálogo] to hold;
mantener correspondencia con alguien to correspond with sb;
mantener relaciones con alguien to have a relationship with sb;
mantener contactos con alguien to be in contact with sb
5. [defender] [convicción, idea] to stick to;
[candidatura] to refuse to withdraw;
mantiene su inocencia she maintains that she is innocent;
mantiene que no la vio he maintains that he didn't see her
See also the pronominal verb mantenerse
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mantener
v/t
1 (sujetar) hold; techo etc hold up
2 (preservar) keep
3 conversación, relación have
4 económicamente support
5 (afirmar) maintain
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mantener {80} vt
1) sustentar: to support, to feed
mantener uno su familia: to support one's family
2) conservar: to keep, to preserve
3) continuar: to keep up, to sustain
mantener una correspondencia: to keep up a correspondence
4) afirmar: to maintain, to affirm
See also the reflexive verb mantenerse
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mantener vb
1. (en general) to keep [pt. & pp. kept]
la nevera mantiene los alimentos fríos the fridge keeps food cold
he mantenido mi promesa I've kept my promise
2. (económicamente) to support
su hijo mantiene a toda la familia their son supports the whole family
3. (afirmar) to maintain
mantengo lo que dije el mes pasado I maintain what I said last month
4. (sujetar) to hold [pt. & pp. held]
mantén bien sujeto el cuadro hold the picture tight

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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