keep silent


keep silent
remain quiet; not tell, not reveal (information, secret, etc.)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • silent — si|lent W3 [ˈsaılənt] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not speaking)¦ 2¦(not communicating)¦ 3¦(quiet)¦ 4¦(films)¦ 5¦(letter)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: , present participle of silere to be silent ] 1.) ¦(NOT SPEAKING)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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