get ahead

get ahead
verb
obtain advantages, such as points, etc. (Freq. 4)
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The home team was gaining ground

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After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference

Syn: ↑gain, ↑advance, ↑win, ↑pull ahead, ↑make headway, ↑gain ground
Ant: ↑fall back (for: ↑gain)
Derivationally related forms: ↑win (for: ↑win), ↑gainer (for: ↑gain)
Hyponyms: ↑steal, ↑score, ↑hit, ↑tally, ↑rack up
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

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become successful in one's life or career

how to get ahead in advertising

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get ahead [phrasal verb]
: to become more successful

a book about how to get ahead in the business world

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Main Entry:get

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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