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abreast

a·breast

abreast

 
pronunciation:
brest
parts of speech:
adverb, adjective
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: side by side.
The police officers stood abreast, blocking the entrance to the building.
 
synonyms:
side by side
similar words:
alongside
definition 2: very close to in achievement or awareness (usu. fol. by of).
The news media are keeping us abreast of the latest developments.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: side by side.
synonyms:
side by side
similar words:
adjacent, aligned, parallel
definition 2: very close to in achievement or awareness (usu. fol. by of).
synonyms:
aligned, aware, informed, up-to-date
similar words:
equal, even, matched, parallel, tied
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