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abreast

adverb uk   /əˈbrest/ us  
describes two or more people who are next to each other and moving in the same direction: We were running/cycling two abreast. The motorcyclist came abreast of her car and shouted abuse at her.Next to and beside keep abreast of sth to make sure you know all the most recent facts about a subject or situation: I try to keep abreast of any developments.Aware
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