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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 ​staylevel or ​equal with someone or something: He ​started to ​walkfaster and the ​children had to ​run to ​keep up. Wages are ​failing to ​keep up with ​inflation.

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(Definition of keep up (with sb/sth) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"keep up (with sb/sth)" in Business English

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keep up (with sb/sth)

phrasal verb with keep uk   us   /kiːp/ verb (kept, kept)
to do something or ​move at an acceptable ​rate, or at the same ​rate as someone or something else: It's a fast ​pace, and you'll have to ​work hard to ​keep up. They ​pioneered the ​product, but now they have to keep up with the ​competition as ​regardsinnovation and ​price. It was difficult to ​keep up with all the ​orders that were coming in.
(Definition of keep up (with sb/sth) from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “keep up (with sb/sth)”
in Chinese (Simplified) 不落后, 跟上, (与…)并驾齐驱…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不落後, 跟上, (與…)並駕齊驅…
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