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"abreast" in British English

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abreastadverb

uk   us   /əˈbrest/
used to say that two or more ​people are next to each other and ​moving in the same ​direction: We were ​running/​swimming two abreast. The ​motorcyclist came abreast of her ​car and ​shoutedabuse at her.keep abreast of sth to make ​sure you ​know all the most ​recentfacts about a ​subject or ​situation: I ​try to ​keep abreast of any ​developments.
(Definition of abreast from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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abreastadverb

 us   /əˈbrest/
next to another ​person and ​facing in the same ​direction: We were ​running two abreast around the ​track. If you ​keep abreast of a ​subject, you ​stayinformed about new ​developments in it: Staying abreast of new ​softwarereleasestakeslots of ​time.
(Definition of abreast from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “abreast”
in Spanish a la misma altura, a la par…
in Vietnamese sánh vai…
in Malaysian beriringan…
in Thai เคียงข้าง…
in French côte à côte…
in German nebeneinander…
in Chinese (Simplified) 并排, 并肩…
in Indonesian berdampingan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 並排, 並肩…
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