keep up with

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

  1. To manage to remain beside or just behind someone or something that is moving away from one.
  2. (figuratively) To manage to remain up to date with trends, fashions, etc.
  3. To manage to follow an argument, a discussion, etc.


(manage to remain beside or just behind):

  • 1993 Blake needed to run to keep up with the indignant Doctor. — The pit, Penswick, Neil. London: Virgin, pages 113-257

(manage to remain up to date with):

  • 1992 Keeping up with the latest hair trends as ever, Wella has just introduced Hair Sets in three variants. — Hair Flair, London: Shaws Publications Ltd, 1992, pages 4-58


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