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abreast of

1. Keeping pace with someone or something. Charlie finished the race in second place because he could not stay abreast of the winner.
2. Knowing the most current information about a person, thing, or event. Typically used with the verb "keep." There are so many software vulnerabilities that it's difficult to keep abreast of them all. I'm worried about Stu, so please keep me abreast of any changes in his health.
See also: abreast, of

keep abreast of something

To remain closely informed about something; to follow the developments of something or some situation. As a news correspondent for the region, it's my job to keep abreast of any changes in the political landscape here. The boss likes to keep abreast of all our projects, even down to the most mundane detail.
See also: abreast, keep, of, something

stay abreast of (someone or something)

1. To continually stay updated about the most current information about someone or something. There are so many software vulnerabilities that it's difficult to stay abreast of them all.
2. To keep pace with someone or something. Charlie finished the race in second place because he could not stay abreast of the winner.
See also: abreast, of, stay

*abreast of someone or something

 
1. Lit. keeping even with someone or something. (*Typically: be ~; get ~; keep ~; Stay ~.) I had to run hard to stay abreast of Sally.
2. Fig. knowing the news about someone or something. (*Typically: be ~; get ~; keep ~; Stay ~.) The press corps has to keep abreast of the president.
See also: abreast, of

keep abreast of

Stay or cause to stay up-to-date with, as in He's keeping abreast of the latest weather reports, or Please keep me abreast of any change in his condition. This term alludes to the nautical sense of abreast, which describes ships keeping up with each other. [Late 1600s]
See also: abreast, keep, of

keep aˈbreast of something

make sure that you know all the most recent facts about a subject: It is almost impossible to keep abreast of all the latest developments in computing.
See also: abreast, keep, of, something
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2 : up to a certain level of knowledge <I try to keep abreast of the news.
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The EDB was particularly impressed with the scope of TEI activities, noting that the government must stay abreast of international developments if it is to maintain its competitiveness.
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Administrators can help teachers save for their retirement years and keep them abreast of changes in the IRS rules.
Understanding the latest information on therapies (including their side effects and drug interactions), keeping abreast of new drugs and standards of clinical care, and following the latest research are important for keeping people with HIV/AIDS alive and as healthy as possible until there is a cure for this devastating epidemic.
Our personnel will be able to more effectively provide command and control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance tools to the warfighter that are highly developed, sustainable, reliable, usable, and abreast of current technology" Mazzucchi said.
The monthly is dedicated to "helping healthcare organizations and patient financial services (PFS) directors and managers capitalize on revenue opportunities and improve the bottom line, reduce denied claims, and stay abreast of payer rules," according to its editor, Lori Levans.
However, SECPS member firms made it clear that the AICPA should play an important role for them in the new regulatory environment by representing public company audit firms before the SEC and PCAOB, keeping them abreast of issues, and maintaining a peer review program for the firms' non-issuer practices that enables them to meet their state licensing, federal regulatory and AICPA membership requirements.
M-H vice president Timothy Corcoran said the magazine "will help in-house counsel stay abreast of trends in corporate legal management and stay in touch with what is on the minds of their peers around the world.
Keeping abreast of the latest technological advances, NDC is committed to providing the highest-quality products for our customers.
I like to keep abreast of what is going on and rely on your input.