Jisho

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Godan verb with tsu ending, Transitive verb
1. to keep; to preserve; to hold; to retain; to maintain; to sustain
Godan verb with tsu ending, intransitive verb
2. to last; to endure; to keep well (food); to wear well; to be durable
Other forms
保つ 【もつ】
Notes
もつ: Irregular kana usage.

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