keep (someone) guessing

idiom

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.

Learn More About keep (someone) guessing

Dictionary Entries Near keep (someone) guessing

keep (someone) at it

keep (someone) guessing

keep (someone) in his/her place

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for keep (someone) guessing

Cite this Entry

“Keep (someone) guessing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/keep%20%28someone%29%20guessing. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon
Seen & Heard
People are talking about

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!