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verb (intr, adverb)
to be successful; prosper
(foll by of) to surpass or excel
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get ahead

1

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]

2

Save a little money, as in After we settle the hospital bill, we hope to get ahead enough to buy a new car.

3

get ahead of. Move in front of, as in I got ahead of her in line.

4

get ahead of. Outdo, surpass, as in We were determined to get ahead of the competition. Also see ahead of the game.

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