keep (someone) guessing

Definition of keep (someone) guessing

:to make it impossible (for someone) to know what will happen next
  • The many twists and turns in the plot will keep readers guessing until the last page.

Word by Word Definitions

keep play
  1. : to retain in one's possession or power

  2. : to refrain from granting, giving, or allowing

  3. : to have in control

  1. : the means or provisions by which one is kept

  2. : one that keeps or protects: such as

  3. : fortress, castle

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

guess play guessing
  1. : to form an opinion of from little or no evidence

  2. : believe, suppose

  3. : to arrive at a correct conclusion about by conjecture, chance, or intuition

  1. : conjecture, surmise


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