Translation of abreast in Spanish:
- 1.1 (side by side) to ride five abreast cabalgar* de cinco en fondo to march four abreast marchar en columna de cuatro en fondo to ride abreast of sb cabalgar* al lado de algnExample sentences1.2 (up to date) to be/keep o stay abreast of sth estar*/mantenerse* al día en or al corriente de algo to keep sb abreast of sth mantener* a algn al día en or al corriente de algo
- Elderly people seemed to dominate the pavements as they walked six abreast, oblivious of the office workers and commuters ‘tutting’ as they had to walk into the road to get round them.
- Cyclists may feel a little more inclined to use the towpath if pedestrians did not walk four abreast and refuse to give way until the last minute and dog walkers kept their dogs on a short lead and cleaned up after their dogs.
- The interior is so cramped that two people cannot walk abreast.
- Mr Gonsell spends half an hour a day reading the New York Times and Washington Post to keep abreast with international news.
- It has a sizable business section with two writers sharing the job of keeping readers abreast the news.
- His treatment is based on the latest knowledge by a leading authority who has kept abreast of both the information and the debates.
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