keep (a) count (of something)

keep (a) count (of something)
keep (a) count (of sth) idiom
to remember or keep a record of numbers or amounts of sth over a period of time

Keep a count of your calorie intake for one week.

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  • keep count (of something) — phrase to remember or record a number as it changes over a period of time keep count (of something) of: Try to keep count of how many calories you eat over a week. Thesaurus: to memorize something, or to try to remember somethingsynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • count — count1 [ kaunt ] verb *** ▸ 1 say how many there are ▸ 2 say numbers in order ▸ 3 include in calculation ▸ 4 be important ▸ 5 treat/consider as something ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive or transitive to calculate how many people or things there are …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • count — 1 /kaUnt/ verb 1 SAY NUMBERS also count up (I) to say numbers in their correct order (+ to): Sarah can count up to five now. | Try to count to ten before you lose your temper. 2 FIND THE TOTAL also count up (T) to count the people, objects,… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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  • keep count — To keep an accurate numerical record (of) • • • Main Entry: ↑count * * * keep count (or a count) take note of the number or amount of something you can protect yourself by keeping a count of what you drink * * * keep count : to remember or keep a …   Useful english dictionary

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  • count — [[t]ka͟ʊnt[/t]] ♦♦ counts, counting, counted 1) VERB When you count, you say all the numbers one after another up to a particular number. He was counting slowly under his breath... [V to num] Brian counted to twenty and lifted his binoculars. 2)… …   English dictionary