To go ahead
Ahead A*head", adv. [Pref. a- + head.] 1. In or to the front; in advance; onward. [1913 Webster]

The island bore but a little ahead of us. --Fielding. [1913 Webster]

2. Headlong; without restraint. [Obs.] --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

{To go ahead}. (a) To go in advance. (b) To go on onward. (c) To push on in an enterprise. [Colloq]

{To get ahead of}. (a) To get in advance of. (b) To surpass; to get the better of. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


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  • To go ahead — Go Go, v. i. [imp. {Went} (w[e^]nt); p. p. {Gone} (g[o^]n; 115); p. pr. & vb. n. {Going}. Went comes from the AS, wendan. See {Wend}, v. i.] [OE. gan, gon, AS. g[=a]n, akin to D. gaan, G. gehn, gehen, OHG. g[=e]n, g[=a]n, SW. g[*a], Dan. gaae; cf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To get ahead — Get Get (g[e^]t), v. i. 1. To make acquisition; to gain; to profit; to receive accessions; to be increased. [1913 Webster] We mourn, France smiles; we lose, they daily get. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To arrive at, or bring one s self into, a state,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To get ahead of — Ahead A*head , adv. [Pref. a + head.] 1. In or to the front; in advance; onward. [1913 Webster] The island bore but a little ahead of us. Fielding. [1913 Webster] 2. Headlong; without restraint. [Obs.] L Estrange. [1913 Webster] {To go ahead}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • go ahead with something — go ahead (with (something)) to begin or continue an activity without waiting. We knew what the dangers were but decided to go ahead anyway. Mary said we should go ahead with the meeting on Monday. Why not just go ahead and release the documents?… …   New idioms dictionary

  • go ahead with — go ahead (with (something)) to begin or continue an activity without waiting. We knew what the dangers were but decided to go ahead anyway. Mary said we should go ahead with the meeting on Monday. Why not just go ahead and release the documents?… …   New idioms dictionary

  • go ahead — (with (something)) to begin or continue an activity without waiting. We knew what the dangers were but decided to go ahead anyway. Mary said we should go ahead with the meeting on Monday. Why not just go ahead and release the documents? Usage… …   New idioms dictionary

  • Go-Ahead — may refer to: *Go Ahead Group, British transport operator *Go Ahead Eagles, Dutch football club * Go Ahead , a single from Rilo Kiley s album Take Offs and Landings …   Wikipedia

  • To go a-begging — Go Go, v. i. [imp. {Went} (w[e^]nt); p. p. {Gone} (g[o^]n; 115); p. pr. & vb. n. {Going}. Went comes from the AS, wendan. See {Wend}, v. i.] [OE. gan, gon, AS. g[=a]n, akin to D. gaan, G. gehn, gehen, OHG. g[=e]n, g[=a]n, SW. g[*a], Dan. gaae; cf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To go about — Go Go, v. i. [imp. {Went} (w[e^]nt); p. p. {Gone} (g[o^]n; 115); p. pr. & vb. n. {Going}. Went comes from the AS, wendan. See {Wend}, v. i.] [OE. gan, gon, AS. g[=a]n, akin to D. gaan, G. gehn, gehen, OHG. g[=e]n, g[=a]n, SW. g[*a], Dan. gaae; cf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To go abraod — Go Go, v. i. [imp. {Went} (w[e^]nt); p. p. {Gone} (g[o^]n; 115); p. pr. & vb. n. {Going}. Went comes from the AS, wendan. See {Wend}, v. i.] [OE. gan, gon, AS. g[=a]n, akin to D. gaan, G. gehn, gehen, OHG. g[=e]n, g[=a]n, SW. g[*a], Dan. gaae; cf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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