keep pace

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keep pace (third-person singular simple present keeps pace, present participle keeping pace, simple past and past participle kept pace)

  1. (idiomatic) To run at the same speed as a pacesetter
  2. (idiomatic) To progress at the same rate as another; to keep up
    • 1912: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan of the Apes, Chapter 12
      As he had grown older, he found that he had grown away from his people. Their interests and his were far removed. They had not kept pace with him, nor could they understand aught of the many strange and wonderful dreams that passed through the active brain of their human king. So limited was their vocabulary that Tarzan could not even talk with them of the many new truths, and the great fields of thought that his reading had opened up before his longing eyes, or make known ambitions which stirred his soul.

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