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English definition of “abreast”

abreast

adverb  /əˈbrest/ us  
next to another person and facing in the same direction: We were running two abreast around the track. If you keep abreast of a subject, you stay informed about new developments in it: Staying abreast of new software releases takes lots of time.
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