abreast Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “abreast” - English Dictionary

"abreast" in American English

See all translations

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 stay informed about new developments in it: Staying abreast of new software releases takes lots of time.
(Definition of abreast from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"abreast" in British English

See all translations

abreastadverb

uk   /əˈbrest/ 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 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.
(Definition of abreast from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “abreast”
in Vietnamese sánh vai…
in Spanish en columna de…, a la misma altura, a la par…
in Malaysian beriringan…
in Thai เคียงข้าง…
in French côte à côte…
in German nebeneinander…
in Chinese (Traditional) 並排, 並肩…
in Chinese (Simplified) 并排, 并肩…
in Indonesian berdampingan…
What is the pronunciation of abreast?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

sunscreen

a substance that you put on your skin to prevent it from being damaged by the sun

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More