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Phrasal Verbs: KEEP UP / KEEP UP WITH
1. to move or progress as fast as someone else [acompanhar o mesmo ritmo de outra pessoa]
While they were jogging, Tony asked Ray to slow down as he could not keep up with him.
Enquanto estavam correndo, Tony pediu a Ray que fosse devagar porque não conseguia acompanhar o ritmo dele.
The professor told the class on their first day that if they didn’t always do their homework it would be impossible to keep up with the workload throughout the semester.
O professor disse à classe no primeiro dia de aula que, se eles não fizessem sempre a lição de casa, seria impossível acompanhar a matéria durante o semestre.
2. to continue to do something, to maintain [continuar a fazer algo, manter]
“Keep up the good work!”, our boss told us, trying to keep us motivated.
“Continuem o bom trabalho!”, nosso chefe nos disse, tentando nos manter motivados.
“If our monthly sales keep up like this, we will have a more profitable year than the last one”, the sales manager told the other employees at the company.
“Se nossas vendas mensais se mantiverem assim, teremos um ano mais lucrativo que o anterior”, o gerente de vendas disse aos outros funcionários na empresa.
3. to keep updated [manter-se atualizado]
Glenn is a serious computer buff. He’s always trying to keep up with the latest developments in software.
Glenn é sério aficionado de computadores. Está sempre tentando manter-se atualizado com as últimas novidades em software.
KEEP UP WITH to keep in touch with [manter contato com alguém]
Ever since graduation, Adolph says he’s only managed to keep up with a few of his high school friends.
Desde a formatura, Adolph diz que conseguiu manter contato com poucos amigos do colegial.