abreast /əˈbrɛst/


I. adverb

1. side by side and facing the same way

the path was wide enough for two people to walk abreast
they were riding three abreast.
2. (usu. abreast of) alongside or level with something

the cart came abreast of the Americans in their rickshaw.
3. up to date with the latest news, ideas, or information

keeping abreast of developments.
– origin late Middle English: from a-2 ‘in’ + breast.

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