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English translation: keeping track of / under control /an eye on

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English term or phrase:keeping tabs on
English translation:keeping track of / under control /an eye on
Entered by: Sarah Ponting
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13:10 May 17, 2003
English to English translations [Non-PRO]
Medical
English term or phrase: What is the meaning of *tab* here
Remember:You can have diabetes without symptoms, too. Keeping *tabs* on all risk factors for heart disease is important.
RC
keeping track of / under control /an eye on
Explanation:
:-)

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Note added at 2003-05-17 13:11:31 (GMT)
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or simply MONITORING

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Note added at 2003-05-17 13:12:22 (GMT)
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Another possibility:

KEEPING UNDER CAREFUL OBSERVATION

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Note added at 2003-05-17 13:12:54 (GMT)
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\"Keep tabs on Informal.
To observe carefully: Let\'s keep tabs on expenditures.\"

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language

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Note added at 2003-05-17 13:15:25 (GMT)
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Sorry, \"carefully observing\" fits your sentence better than \"keeping under careful observation\"
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Sarah Ponting
Italy
Local time: 11:53
Grading comment
Thanns for giving a marvellous answer!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
4 +8keeping track of / under control /an eye on
Sarah Ponting


  

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1 min   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +8
keeping track of / under control /an eye on


Explanation:
:-)

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Note added at 2003-05-17 13:11:31 (GMT)
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or simply MONITORING

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 2003-05-17 13:12:22 (GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Another possibility:

KEEPING UNDER CAREFUL OBSERVATION

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 2003-05-17 13:12:54 (GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

\"Keep tabs on Informal.
To observe carefully: Let\'s keep tabs on expenditures.\"

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language

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Note added at 2003-05-17 13:15:25 (GMT)
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Sorry, \"carefully observing\" fits your sentence better than \"keeping under careful observation\"

Sarah Ponting
Italy
Local time: 11:53
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 67
Grading comment
Thanns for giving a marvellous answer!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  swisstell
0 min
  -> thanks

agree  Rowan Morrell: Thoroughly deserving of 4 points.
2 mins
  -> thanks, Rowan :-)

agree  J. Leo
3 mins
  -> thanks

agree  Fuad Yahya
8 mins
  -> thanks, Fuad

agree  jerrie: keeping up to date..
12 mins
  -> thanks, Jerrie

agree  Florence Evans: keeping track of, or keeping records.
17 mins

agree  Bin Zhang
39 mins

agree  airmailrpl
1 hr
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