abreast

(redirected from keep abreast of)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

a·breast

 (ə-brĕst′)
adv.
1. Side by side: ships docked two abreast.
2. Up to date: keeping abreast of the latest developments.

abreast

(əˈbrɛst)
adj (postpositive)
1. alongside each other and facing in the same direction
2. (foll by: of or with) up to date (with); fully conversant (with)

a•breast

(əˈbrɛst)

adv., adj.
1. side by side; beside each other in a line: They walked two abreast.
2. informed; aware; up-to-date: to keep abreast of new developments.
3. equal to or alongside in progress or attainment.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.abreast - being up to particular standard or level especially in being up to date in knowledgeabreast - being up to particular standard or level especially in being up to date in knowledge; "kept abreast of the latest developments"; "constant revision keeps the book au courant"; "always au fait on the latest events"; "up on the news"
informed - having much knowledge or education; "an informed public"; "informed opinion"; "the informed customer"
Adv.1.abreast - alongside each other, facing in the same direction

abreast

adverb alongside, level, beside, in a row, side by side, neck and neck, shoulder to shoulder a group of youths riding four abreast
abreast of informed about, in touch with, familiar with, acquainted with, up to date with, knowledgeable about, conversant with, plugged-in to (slang), up to speed with (informal), in the picture about, au courant with, au fait with, keeping your finger on the pulse of We'll keep you abreast of developments.
Translations
جَنْبَاً إلى جَنْب
vedle sebe
samsíîa, hliî viî hliî
gretasekti
blakuslīdzās
vedľa seba
aynı hizadayanyana

abreast

[əˈbrest] ADV
1. (= side by side) to march four abreastmarchar en columna de cuatro en fondo
streets so narrow that two can barely walk abreastcalles tan estrechas que dos personas difícilmente pueden andar hombro con hombro
to come abreast of sth/sbllegar a la altura de algo/algn
2. (= aware of) to be/keep abreast of sthestar/mantenerse al corriente de algo
to keep abreast of the newsmantenerse al día or al corriente

abreast

[əˈbrɛst] adv
[walk, ride] → de front
three abreast → trois de front
to draw abreast of sb → arriver à la hauteur de qn
(in touch, up to speed) to keep abreast of sth → se tenir au courant de qch
to keep sb abreast of sth → tenir qn au courant de qch

abreast

advSeite an Seite; (Naut also) → Bug an Bug; to march four abreastim Viererglied or zu viert nebeneinander marschieren; abreast of somebody/somethingneben jdm/etw, auf gleicher Höhe mit jdm/etw; to come abreast (of somebody/something)mit jdm/etw gleichziehen, auf gleiche Höhe mit jdm/etw kommen; to keep abreast of the times/news etcmit seiner Zeit/den Nachrichten etc auf dem Laufenden bleiben

abreast

[əˈbrɛst] advdi fianco, fianco a fianco
to march 4 abreast → marciare in riga per 4
to come abreast of → affiancarsi a
to keep abreast of the news/times → tenersi aggiornato/a

abreast

(əˈbrest) adverb
side by side. They walked along the road three abreast.
keep abreast of
to remain up to date with. keeping abreast of recent scientific developments.

abreast

adv. de frente; en frente.
References in classic literature ?
It not only enables them to keep abreast of the times; it qualifies them to furnish in their own personality a good bit of the motive power to the mad pace.
That is why it's vital that we keep abreast of the latest techniques.
In response, consultants and researchers steep themselves in research trials, seminars, workshops, sales presentations and more to keep abreast of the latest solutions.
My advice: Constantly update your skills, keep abreast of competitive changes in your intended industry through trade journals and industry organizations, and keep an active network of contacts.
But aides keep abreast of it and tell him what's on it.
It is essential that we keep abreast of the latest research, learn ways of improving the efficiency of our processes and acquire new skills and capabilities.
It provides a central source for cartoonists and gag writers to track their progress, keep abreast of editors' needs, "and mine a mother lode of mirth for new ideas," according to editor-in-chief and publisher Bill Keough.
He added, "It is incumbent upon the real estate community to keep abreast of statewide legislation and vital housing programs and initiatives.
I like to keep abreast of what is going on and rely on your input.