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get ahead

 
Verb get ahead has 2 senses
  1. gain, advance, win, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain ground - obtain advantages, such as points, etc.; "The home team was gaining ground"; "After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference"
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  2. boom, prosper, thrive, get ahead, flourish, expand - grow stronger; "The economy was booming"
    --2 is one way to grow
    Sample sentence:
    The business is going to get ahead
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