keep (a) count (of someone or something)

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keep (a) count (of someone or something)

To learn and remember how many people or things are present in a given situation. Mr. Smith, will you please keep count of the students as they board the bus? A: "And how many people entered the shop on the day of the robbery?" B: "I don't know, I wasn't keeping count." You'll need to keep count of your taxi rides and meals during the trip so that you can make an accurate expense claim when you're back.
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keep (a) ˈcount (of something)

know how many there are of something: Make sure you keep count of all the phone calls you make so you can claim the money back later.
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The girls worked at a long table, and behind them walked a woman with pencil and notebook, keeping count of the number they finished.
While some suggest that having the automatic tracker will lessen the distraction of keeping count of a day's manta recitation, thereby allowing greater focus on the meaning and intention of the mantra, others argue that this is just a marketing scheme on the part of a giant tech company to appeal to the religious identity of a very large potential customer base.
This campaign involves running a mile every week to get fit; keeping count of how many circuits of the course they complete and considering how this helps them to stay healthy.
The Arizona-based team is reportedly high on the team's chemistry this season so that head coach Earl Watson is keeping count of the player's propensity to commend each other through the popular hand gesture.
JOHN CAREW admits he has no idea when it comes to keeping count of his FA Cup goals.
CHRIS Powell, from Llanharry, had a problem keeping count of his fish as he had bite after bite at Seven Oaks Fishery, but he had at least 41 carp to 8lb and another 40-odd roach and bream.
I certainly don't sit at home keeping count of the medals.
They keep me busy - but keeping count of them's difficult.
Her experience as a lifeguard at Ystradgynlais Leisure Centre exposed her to the difficulties that swimmers face when keeping count of laps and a focus on their time.
She also stressed that keeping count of the stickles in several areas has proven to be very important.
I started keeping count of how many hours it was taking to restore it but stopped when I reached 3,500.
For the first time in the 23 years the American Society of Newspaper Editors has been keeping count of ethnic minorities in the profession, it appears that the numbers arc declining.
For those keeping count of potential fishing moratoriums, two separate proposals to ban sport-fishing and commercial harvesting along no less than 20 percent of the shorelines within Channel Islands National Park will get a closer look in 2000.
Are you keeping count of Britain''s Olympic gold medals?