keep the peace

keep the peace
Synonyms and related words:
be conservative, be moderate, be pacifistic, keep within bounds, keep within compass, live temperately, not make waves, not resist, practice nonviolence, practice self-control, relent, remain at peace, remit, settle down, sober down, strike a balance, take in sail, wage peace

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  • keep the peace — ► keep the peace refrain or prevent others from disturbing civil order. Main Entry: ↑peace …   English terms dictionary

  • keep the peace — to prevent fighting or difficulties. The judge made her sign an agreement promising she would try to keep the peace with her husband for one year. Troops were sent in to keep the peace in the region. Etymology: based on the literal, political… …   New idioms dictionary

  • keep the peace — To maintain public order and decorum; to prevent breach of the peace; to refrain from violence See bond to keep the peace …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • keep the peace — verb To maintain order in a volatile situation. The police were called in to keep the peace during the political demonstration …   Wiktionary

  • keep the peace — 1) to avoid or prevent an argument It was my job to keep the peace between my younger sisters. 2) legal to avoid or prevent noisy or violent behaviour in public …   English dictionary

  • keep the peace — phrasal : to avoid or prevent a breach of the peace or any crime likely to result in such a breach * * * refrain or prevent others from disturbing civil order the police must play a crucial role in keeping the peace …   Useful english dictionary

  • To keep the peace — Keep Keep (k[=e]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kept} (k[e^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Keeping}.] [OE. k[=e]pen, AS. c[=e]pan to keep, regard, desire, await, take, betake; cf. AS. copenere lover, OE. copnien to desire.] 1. To care; to desire. [Obs.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • keep the peace — refrain or prevent others from disturbing civil order. → peace …   English new terms dictionary

  • undertaking to keep the peace — See bond to keep the peace …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • keep the peace — idi a) to maintain public order b) to prevent discord …   From formal English to slang

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