keep up with

idiom

Definition of keep up with

1 : to go or make progress at the same rate as (others) : to stay even with (others) in a race, competition, etc. The other runners struggled to keep up with the leader. He found it difficult to keep up with the rest of the class.
2 : to continue to know the newest information about (something) I find it hard to keep up with the news.
3 informal : to continue to talk to or write to (someone) She still keeps up with her old friends from college.

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“Keep up with.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/keep%20up%20with. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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