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Sunday June 25, 2017

Abreast (uh-BREST)

Aware or informed; up to date

Usage Examples

  • I try to regularly watch the news to stay abreast of the major issues affecting the country.
  • Because I wasn't abreast of the recent changes in the schedule I showed up 2 hours late.
  • I called my friend to see if the rumors were true because she is always abreast of the latest pop culture gossip.

Word Usage Tip


  • It is imperative that I am kept UP TO DATE on the latest developments on the issue.
  • It is imperative that I am kept ABREAST on the latest developments on the issue.

THINK... how can you use abreast in a conversation today?

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