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English definition of “keep up (with sb/sth)”

keep up (with sb/sth)

verb uk phrasal verb with keep   /kiːp/ (kept, kept) us  
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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