- 1 (side by side) to ride five abreastcabalgar de cinco en fondoto march four abreastmarchar en columna de cuatro en fondoto ride abreast of somebodycabalgar al lado de alguienExample 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 somethingestar/mantenerse al día en or al corriente de algoto keep somebody abreast of somethingmantener a alguien al día en or al corriente de algoExample 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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