keep score

Definition of keep score

:to officially record the number of points, goals, runs, etc., that each player or team gets in a game or contest sometimes used figuratively
  • If you're keeping score, this is the third time that he has run for mayor and lost.

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

score play
  1. : twenty

  2. : a group of 20 things

  3. : an indefinitely large number

  1. : to keep a record or account of by or as if by notches on a tally : record

  2. : to enter in a record

  3. : to mark with significant lines or notches (as in keeping account)


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