keep tabs on

keep tabs on
verb
keep a record on or watch attentively
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The government keeps tabs on the dissidents

Hypernyms: ↑watch, ↑observe, ↑follow, ↑watch over, ↑keep an eye on
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

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keep tabs on
To keep a check on, to keep account of
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Main Entry:keep
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keep tabs on see under ↑keep
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Main Entry:tab

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keep tabs (or a tab) on
informal monitor the activities or development of; keep under observation

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keep tabs on — see tab, 1
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Main Entry:keep
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keep tabs on
informal : to carefully watch (someone or something) in order to learn what that person or thing is doing

We are keeping tabs on their movements.

The magazine keeps tabs on the latest fashion trends.

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Main Entry:tab

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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