Definition of abreast
1 : beside one another in line columns of men five abreast with seats two abreast on each side of the aisle They drew abreast of [=alongside of] each other.
2 : up to a particular standard or level especially of knowledge of recent developments tries to keep abreast of [=to stay informed about] the news
ABREAST Defined for Kids
Definition of abreast for Students
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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