Definition of keep something quiet in English:

keep something quiet

(also keep quiet about something)

phrase

  • Refrain from disclosing information about something; keep something secret.

    ‘What about companies who prefer to keep things quiet as a trade secret?’
    • ‘Caillan assures him that he will keep this information quiet.’
    • ‘Strauss always kept quiet about the grim secrets in his own family, namely that his father was a domineering bully, while his mother, a severe depressive, was frequently confined in a mental hospital.’
    • ‘Many IT users believe that so long as they keep their password quiet, for example, then their information is safe.’
    • ‘Apparently, the Secret Service was keeping quiet about the events of the previous day.’
    • ‘Shouldn't we all just keep quiet about our shared secret?’
    • ‘Oh, he could keep quiet about a secret like no one else!’
    • ‘Would it be better to keep quiet about it and keep the revenue rolling in or get the information out there and reduce the size of the law suits later?’
    • ‘He dismissed claims that the discovery was kept quiet until last Thursday's General Election was over.’
    • ‘A friend told the newspaper, ‘They're very happy, but the whole thing has been kept quiet because Brian's divorce hasn't gone through yet.’
    secret, top secret, confidential, strictly confidential, classified, unrevealed, undisclosed, unpublished, untold, unknown, uncommunicated, under wraps, unofficial, off the record, not for circulation, not for publication, not to be made public, not to be disclosed, clandestine, surreptitious