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American English: /əˈbrɛst/
British English: /əˈbrɛst/


  • 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 somebody
    cabalgar al lado de alguien
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (up to date) to be/keep or stay abreast of something
    estar/mantenerse al día en or al corriente de algo
    to keep somebody abreast of something
    mantener a alguien al día en or al corriente de algo
    Example sentences
    • 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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