keep up with

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keep up with(
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to stay current with)
a. mantenerse al día con
Ken is struggling to keep up with his coursework.Ken está batallando para mantenerse al día con sus cursos.
b. estar al corriente con
Rebecca reads for an hour every day in order to keep up with the latest research in her field.Rebecca lee por una hora todos los días para estar al corriente con las últimas investigaciones en su campo.
c. mantenerse al tanto de
Vick reads the newspaper to keep up with current events.Vick lee el periódico para mantenerse al tanto de los acontecimientos actuales.
2. (to maintain the speed of)
a. seguir el ritmo de
Mark was barely able to keep up with Steve when they went running.Mark apenas pudo seguir el ritmo de Steve cuando se fueron a correr.
b. no quedarse atrás de
You need to drive faster if you're going to keep up with her.Tienes manejar más rápido si no te quieres quedar atrás.
3. (to compare with)
a. competir con
Stop trying to keep up with the neighbors. You should figure out what you really want.Deja de tratar de competir con los vecinos. Deberías averiguar lo que realmente quieres tu.
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