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Definition of "abreast" []

  • Side by side: ships docked two abreast. (adverb)
  • Up to date: keeping abreast of the latest developments. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "abreast" in a sentence
  • "As they drew in abreast, Corry recognized him and halted the dogs."
  • "Can't a guy use the word abreast 2 : up to a particular standard or level especially of knowledge of recent developments without getting flogged?"
  • "But at that point, the picture began to change so rapidly that the symposium papers had to be revised for publication to remain abreast of international political developments."