Definition of keep score in English:

keep score

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    (also keep the score)
    Keep a record of the score of a game as the game proceeds.

    ‘Those people can feel the fine balance between linear and interactive, between rules and freedom, between keeping score and not keeping score.’
    • ‘The variety of techniques used for keeping score in games is extremely diverse.’
    • ‘The game isn't over when you suit up and trot out onto the field; you gotta play the game and keep score, too.’
    • ‘Counselors remember that we did not keep score during our staff game of ultimate Frisbee.’
    • ‘Managing a game is not simply blowing the whistle when an infringement occurs and keeping the score and time.’
    • ‘Money is how we keep score, and the game lasts your whole life.’
    • ‘Take turns to challenge each other to games, and keep score.’
    • ‘From time to time I have read critical comments about the means of keeping score provided in some board games.’
    • ‘Each parent is involved in the sport - her mother is a competitor's steward and her father referees and keeps score at events.’
    • ‘I tend to win more than my fair share of games and so there will sometimes be jokes that I'm only keeping score as a form of self-aggrandizement.’
    1. 1.1Keep a record of the number of times that a particular thing happens.
      • ‘if you're keeping score, it was their fourth Number 1 in a row’