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21 / 06 / 2006

TO KEEP UP (3): meaning and examples

Good morning.

So far we have seen the following meanings of the phrasal verb TO KEEP UP (WITH):

Monday's meaning: to go at the same velocity or speed as someone.

Tuesday's meaning: to maintain or not stop; to continue.

Today's meaning: to be informed about the latest events or developments.

Example 1:
I watch the BBC and read the Times every day, to keep up with the British news.

Example 2:
Thanks to email, it's much easier to keep up with what's happening with my family in California.

Example 3:
Teenagers are under a lot of pressure to keep up with the latest fashion in clothes and technology.

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I'll "see" you tomorrow.