keep track

Remain informed, follow the course of, as in Are you keeping track of the time? This usage alludes to following a literal track, as of footsteps. The antonym, lose track, alludes to straying or wandering from a track, as in I've lost track—what day are you leaving? [Late 1800s]

Words Nearby keep track

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How to use keep track in a sentence

  • We are so many around here that you'll have to get paper and pencil and mark us down to keep track of how many.

    The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
  • An easy way to keep track of all the home expenses is by the popular card system.

  • I want to open an office here chiefly to have a quiet place from which to keep track of things that interest me.

    A Hoosier Chronicle | Meredith Nicholson
  • We have endless meetings and debates; we have so many propaganda societies that we cannot keep track of them.

  • It is the duty of every young woman to keep track of these additions to her repertory of activities.

    The American Country Girl | Martha Foote Crow