since 1997, the world's premier FREE website for learners + teachers of English
Get Word of the Day FREE

keep score

This page is about the collocation keep score

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to keep a record of the score in a game or a match

For example

  • In a professional tennis match, the umpire keeps score.

  • Golfers have to keep their own scores.

Quick Quiz

If we don't keep score, we won't know

a. who's scoring

b. who's playing

c. who's winning

Contributor: Matt Errey