verb (intr, adverb)
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How to use get ahead in a sentence
In secret, before the referendum, the council went ahead and fluoridated the water anyway.
Bush busy engaging constituents on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate ahead of the 2004 presidential election.
In this cockamamie get-rich scheme, would they all issue an apology if he cut a check?
They let us get ahead of the outfit, then the rest of the guys came in.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Everything was moving ahead smoothly, and continued to for the rest of the year.The Insurance Company Promised a Gender Reassignment. Then They Made a Mistake.|James Joiner|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Suddenly, however, he became aware of a small black spot far ahead in the very middle of the unencumbered track.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
The thought seemed to produce the dreaded object, for next moment a large hummock appeared right ahead.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
But there was no shadow ahead of him this night; there was no somber thing to bend down the high serenity of his happy heart.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
Neither of us spoke again, and at length the squat log buildings of Pend d' Oreille loomed ahead of us in the night.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
I've been sailing one way for ever so long, because I don't know how to turn around; but there's a landing-place just ahead.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
Idioms and Phrases with get ahead
Succeed or make progress, especially in one's career or in society. For example, She put in many hours of overtime in order to get ahead. [c. 1800]
Save a little money, as in After we settle the hospital bill, we hope to get ahead enough to buy a new car.
get ahead of. Move in front of, as in I got ahead of her in line.
get ahead of. Outdo, surpass, as in We were determined to get ahead of the competition. Also see ahead of the game.