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keep up (2)

Meaning: If you keep up with someone, you stay at the same level and don't fall behind them.

For example:

  • keep up Rafael can run very fast. When we go running together, it's hard for me to keep up.

  • keep up with sb Jimmy takes a long time to learn new things, and sometimes he can't keep up with other kids in his class.

Quick Quiz:

If you keep up with someone in a race, you
  1. keep ahead of them
  2. stay beside them
  3. fall behind them

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