abreast
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abreast(
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (up to date)
a. al día
I want to be kept abreast of any new developments having to do with the investigation.Quiero que me mantengan al día de cualquier acontecimiento que tenga que ver con la investigación.
Planning ahead more will help you to stay abreast of your tasks.Planear con antelación te ayudará a mantenerte al día en tu trabajo.
b. al corriente
Do you keep abreast of current events?¿Te mantienes al corriente en temas de actualidad?
c. al tanto
I have to say, I haven't been abreast of EU politics these days.Tengo que confesar que no he estado al tanto de la política de la UE estos días.
2. (side by side)
a. en fondo
The cavalry rode eight abreast as they left the castle.La caballería iba de ocho en fondo al salir del castillo.
b. a la altura de
Helen sensed that there was another runner abreast of her.Helen sintió que había otro corredor a la altura de ella.
c. lado a lado
The kids were walking five abreast, not realizing they were taking up the whole sidewalk.Los cinco jóvenes caminaban lado a lado sin darse cuenta de que ocupaban toda la acera.
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abreast
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (general)
a.
three/four abreasten fila de a tres/cuatro, de tres/cuatro en fondo
to come abreast ofsituarse a la altura de
to keep abreast of somethingmantenerse al tanto de algo
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abreast [əˈbrest]
adverb
1 (side by side)
to march four abreast marchar en columna de cuatro en fondo; streets so narrow that two can barely walk abreast calles tan estrechas que dos personas difícilmente pueden andar hombro con hombro
to be abreast of a ship
to come abreast of sth/sb llegar a la altura de algo/algn
they started shooting as the convoy came abreast of them
2 (aware of)
to be/keep abreast of sth estar/mantenerse al corriente de algo; to keep abreast of the news mantenerse al día or al corriente
he likes to keep abreast of the news to keep abreast of the work being done at the University
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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