keep up with sth

keep up with sth
Ⅰ.
UK US keep up (with sb/sth)
Phrasal Verb with keep({{}}/kiːp/ verb (kept, kept)
to do something or move at an acceptable rate, or at the same rate as someone or something else: »

It's a fast pace, and you'll have to work hard to keep up.

»

They pioneered the product, but now they have to keep up with the competition as regards innovation and price.

»

It was difficult to keep up with all the orders that were coming in.

Ⅱ.
UK US keep up with sth
Phrasal Verb with keep({{}}/kiːp/ verb (kept, kept)
to continue to do or pay something: »

They are struggling to keep up with the mortgage repayments.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • keep pace with sth — keep pace with sb/sth ► to manage to do things at the same time or speed as someone else, or as quickly as necessary: »They simply can t keep pace with the competition. »We need to keep pace with the latest IT developments. Main Entry: ↑pace …   Financial and business terms

  • keep up with sb/sth — Ⅰ. UK US keep up (with sb/sth) Phrasal Verb with keep({{}}/kiːp/ verb (kept, kept) ► to do something or move at an acceptable rate, or at the same rate as someone or something else: »It s a fast pace, and you ll have to work hard to keep up.… …   Financial and business terms

  • keep up with sb — Ⅰ. UK US keep up (with sb/sth) Phrasal Verb with keep({{}}/kiːp/ verb (kept, kept) ► to do something or move at an acceptable rate, or at the same rate as someone or something else: »It s a fast pace, and you ll have to work hard to keep up.… …   Financial and business terms

  • keep pace (with somebody) — keep ˈpace (with sb/sth) idiom to move, increase, change, etc. at the same speed as sb/sth • She found it hard to keep pace with him as he strode off. • Until now, wage increases have always kept pace with inflation. • The company is struggling… …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep pace (with something) — keep ˈpace (with sb/sth) idiom to move, increase, change, etc. at the same speed as sb/sth • She found it hard to keep pace with him as he strode off. • Until now, wage increases have always kept pace with inflation. • The company is struggling… …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep pace with sb/sth — ► to manage to do things at the same time or speed as someone else, or as quickly as necessary: »They simply can t keep pace with the competition. »We need to keep pace with the latest IT developments. Main Entry: ↑pace …   Financial and business terms

  • keep pace with sb — keep pace with sb/sth ► to manage to do things at the same time or speed as someone else, or as quickly as necessary: »They simply can t keep pace with the competition. »We need to keep pace with the latest IT developments. Main Entry: ↑pace …   Financial and business terms

  • keep sb from sth — UK US keep sb/sth from sth Phrasal Verb with keep({{}}/kiːp/ verb (kept, kept) ► to prevent someone or something from doing something: »Am I keeping you from your work? keep sb/sth from doing sth »The board is doing everything it can to keep the… …   Financial and business terms

  • ˌkeep ˈout of sth — phrasal verb to not become involved with something You keep out of this. It s none of your concern.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • ply sb with sth — UK US ply sb with sth Phrasal Verb with ply({{}}/plaɪ/ verb ► to keep giving a person something in order to persuade them to do something: »They use marketing tricks such as plying consumers with special discounts to get them to shop early …   Financial and business terms

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