Definition of keep (or lose) track of in English:

keep (or lose) track of


  • Keep (or fail to keep) fully aware of or informed about.

    ‘she had lost all track of time and had fallen asleep’
    • ‘So you lose track of who's leading and who's following, and just do.’
    • ‘I know the people who did it, but I have lost track of what I promised not to reveal publicly, and so will shut up for now.’
    • ‘Watching the media and keeping track of what they think is important news.’
    • ‘Records archive keeps track of exactly what time and date you unlocked secrets’
    • ‘This easy-to-use software keeps track of all your information and organizes it by categories and key words.’
    • ‘Plus of course billing information needs to be kept track of.’
    • ‘That makes six since January, and I've lost track of how many since I started here last July.’
    • ‘I have lost track of how many times I have testified on this bill, but I think this was the fifth.’
    • ‘Like Americans, who are well known for the super-size portions they serve at every meal, we are losing track of just how much food we consume - a problem known as ‘portion distortion’.’
    • ‘As you're all well aware because you kept track of us all over the place, we searched on land, we searched in lakes, we searched in rivers.’
    monitor, follow, keep up with, record, keep a record of
    forget about, forget, be unaware of, cease contact with, lose contact with
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