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Definition of abreast adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

abreast

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//əˈbrest//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈbrest//
 
 
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  • next to somebody/something and facing the same way cycling two abreast abreast of somebody/something A police car drew abreast of us and signalled us to stop.
  • Word Origin late Middle English: from a- ‘in’ + breast.Idioms
    keep abreast of something
     
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    to make sure that you know all the most recent facts about a subject It is almost impossible to keep abreast of all the latest developments in computing. I like to keep abreast of current affairs. It’s important to keep abreast with the latest legislation.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: abreast