Definition of Keep pace

1. Verb. Maintain the same pace. "The child cannot keep step with his big brother"

Exact synonyms: Keep Step
Generic synonyms: Keep Up

Definition of Keep pace

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To run at the same speed as a pacesetter ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic) To progress at the same rate as another; to keep up ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Keep Pace

keep one's lips sealed
keep one's mouth shut
keep one's nose clean
keep one's nose to the grindstone
keep one's options open
keep one's own counsel
keep one's pecker up
keep one's shirt on
keep one's shoulder to the wheel
keep one's wits about one
keep one on one's toes
keep oneself to oneself
keep open
keep out
keep out of
keep pace (current term)
keep quiet
keep schtum
keep score
keep shtum
keep somebody posted
keep someone company
keep someone in the dark
keep someone in the loop
keep someone on ice
keep step
keep straight
keep tabs on
keep the change
keep the home fires burning

Literary usage of Keep pace

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... not be able to modify indefinitely the conditions in which the law of diminishing returns operates, so that subsistence will keep pace with population ..."

2. Some Great Leaders in the World Movement by Robert Elliott Speer (1911)
"... which Mohammed was the author, and expect your civility of credence to keep pace with theirs. If you try to convince them of any absurdities or ..."

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