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pace

noun [U]  /peɪs/ us  

pace noun [U] (SPEED)

the speed at which someone or something moves, or with which something happens or changes: She walks four miles every day at a brisk pace. You seem to be working at a slower pace than normal. keep pace To keep pace is to be in the same position as someone or something else as each progresses or moves forward: fig. The Orioles won their ninth straight game to keep pace with Boston.

pace

verb  /peɪs/ us  

pace verb (WALK)

[I/T] to walk in one direction and then in the opposite direction, often because you are worried or waiting for something to happen: [I] She paced back and forth outside the courtroom.

pace verb (SPEED)

[T] to move, happen, or progress: It was a cheaply produced film, sluggishly paced and poorly acted. [T] To pace a group or the members of a group is to lead them or stay even with them: Smith scored 17 points to pace North Springs to a 78-38 victory.
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