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English definition of “abreast”

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. 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.
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