abreast of

a·breast of
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-brest uhv, ov]
    • /əˈbrɛst ʌv, ɒv/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-brest uhv, ov]
    • /əˈbrɛst ʌv, ɒv/

Definitions of abreast of words

  • phrase abreast of If you are abreast of someone or something, you are level with them or in line with them. 3
  • phrase abreast of If you keep abreast of a subject, you know all the most recent facts about it. 3
  • preposition abreast of level with or in line with someone or something 3
  • preposition abreast of up to date with; fully conversant with 3
  • adverb abreast of level, side by side 1
  • adverb abreast of up to date with: events, etc. 1

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abreast of popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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