keep up with something

keep up (with (someone/something)) 1. to stay level or equal with someone or something.

I'm too old or too tired and I just can't keep up.

The little boy tried very hard to keep up with his older brother's accomplishments.

2. to move as quickly as someone else.

I have short legs, and I almost had to run to keep up.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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