Definition of 'abreast'
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Watch them riding three abreast to annoy car drivers! Times, Sunday Times (2016)So would it be too much to ask councillors to keep abreast themselves? Times, Sunday Times (2010)The roads are just about wide enough to take two vehicles abreast. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)Do they know they are not supposed to ride three abreast? Times, Sunday Times (2012)So are you keeping abreast of the foodie times? Times, Sunday Times (2012) Keep abreast of public sector news online timesonline. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Do you keep abreast of current music? The Sun (2008)The drivers are obliged to take a middle line and it will be interesting if they are two or three abreast. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They could barely stand two abreast. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Online Keep abreast of news and views in banking timesonline. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Do not forget to look to the future; can your business stay abreast of technological advances? Times, Sunday Times (2006)One witness counted 60 sets of lorries driving two abreast before losing count. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Online Keep abreast of public sector news and views timesonline. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is still perfectly possible to stay abreast of trends, as long as you keep expectations realistic. Times, Sunday Times (2008)A great way to stay abreast of news without wasting too much time. The Sun (2014)QI have been given grief by drivers on country roads for riding two abreast. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Rival businesses said that any buyer of uSwitch would have to spend large sums on advertising to keep abreast of the competition. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The destroyers steamed in line abreast, four miles apart, probing for electronic contact. Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 194445 (2007)Yes, we may ride two abreast at times, but more often than not we move out of the way. Times, Sunday Times (2007)How on earth do they do it, three or four abreast and all heading for the same small square of Tarmac? The Sun (2008)It was a long time since I had heard from her, although her husband had kept me abreast of their news. Times, Sunday Times (2006)If you are to have any chance of success, you need to pore over balance sheets, crunch the right numbers and keep abreast of company news. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'abreast'
British English: abreast ADVERB
If people or things walk or move abreast, they are next to each other, side by side, and facing in the same direction.
The steep pavement was too narrow for them to walk abreast.
Definition of abreast from the Collins English Dictionary
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