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

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

First Known Use of ABREAST

15th century


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