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abreast

adverb or adjective \ə-ˈbrest\

—used to describe two or more people or things that are next to each other in a line

Full Definition of ABREAST

1
:  beside one another with bodies in line <columns of men five abreast>
2
:  up to a particular standard or level especially of knowledge of recent developments <keeps abreast of the news>
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First Known Use of ABREAST

15th century
ABREAST Defined for Kids

abreast

adverb or adjective \ə-ˈbrest\

Definition of ABREAST for Kids

1
:  right beside one another <The street was only wide enough for four people to walk abreast. — Katherine Paterson, Jacob Have I Loved>
2
:  up to a certain level of knowledge <I try to keep abreast of the news.>

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