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keep up (with sb/sth)

phrasal verb with keep uk   us   /kiːp/ verb (kept, kept)
B2 to do whatever is necessary to stay level or equal with someone or something: He started to walk faster and the children had to run to keep up. Wages are failing to keep up with inflation.
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in Chinese (Traditional) 不落後, 跟上, (與…)並駕齊驅…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不落后, 跟上, (与…)并驾齐驱…
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