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ABREAST

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does abreast mean? 

ABREAST (adjective)
  The adjective ABREAST has 1 sense:

1. being up to particular standard or level especially in being up to date in knowledge

  Familiarity information: ABREAST used as an adjective is very rare.


ABREAST (adverb)
  The adverb ABREAST has 1 sense:

1. alongside each other, facing on the same direction

  Familiarity information: ABREAST used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ABREAST (adjective)


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Meaning:

Being up to particular standard or level especially in being up to date in knowledge

Synonyms:

abreast; au courant; au fait; up on

Context examples:

kept abreast of the latest developments / constant revision keeps the book au courant / always au fait on the latest events / up on the news

Similar:

informed (having much knowledge or education)


ABREAST (adverb)


Sense 1abreast [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Alongside each other, facing on the same direction


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