retain (v):
keep in one's mind
I cannot retain so much information
retain (v):
hold back within
This soil retains water.
I retain this drug for a long time.
the dam retains the water
retain (v):
secure and keep for possible future use or application
The landlord retained the security deposit.
I reserve the right to disagree

Related Words: hold
retain (v):
allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature
We cannot continue several servants any longer.
She retains a lawyer.
The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff.
Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on.
We kept the work going as long as we could.
She retained her composure.
this garment retains its shape even after many washings

Related Word: continue
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Kill two birds with one stone

Bir taşla iki kuş vurmak.
to solve two problems at one time with a single action.

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