get ahead
phrasal to achieve success <
determined to get ahead in life
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • get ahead — [v] excel, succeed advance, be successful, climb, do well, flourish, get on, leave behind, make good, outdo, outmaneuver, overtake, progress, prosper, surpass, thrive; concepts 141,706 Ant. fail, fall behind …   New thesaurus

  • get ahead — index compound, proceed (go forward), progress, surpass Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • get ahead — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms get ahead : present tense I/you/we/they get ahead he/she/it gets ahead present participle getting ahead past tense got ahead past participle got ahead 1) to be more successful, or to progress more quickly… …   English dictionary

  • get ahead — verb obtain advantages, such as points, etc. (Freq. 4) 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 • Syn: ↑gain,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • get ahead — {v.} 1. {informal} To become successful. * /Mr. Brown was a good lawyer and soon began to get ahead./ * /The person with a good education finds it easier to get ahead./ 2. To be able to save money; get out of debt. * /In a few more years he will… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get ahead — {v.} 1. {informal} To become successful. * /Mr. Brown was a good lawyer and soon began to get ahead./ * /The person with a good education finds it easier to get ahead./ 2. To be able to save money; get out of debt. * /In a few more years he will… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get ahead — v. (d; intr.) to get ahead of ( to occupy a position in front of ) (try to get ahead of him) * * * [ getə hed] (d; intr.) to get ahead of (try to get ahead of him; to occupy a position in front of) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • get\ ahead — v 1. informal To become successful. Mr. Brown was a good lawyer and soon began to get ahead. The person with a good education finds it easier to get ahead. 2. To be able to save money; get out of debt. In a few more years he will be able to get… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get ahead — UK US get ahead Phrasal Verb with get({{}}/get/ verb ( tt , got, got, or US gotten) ► [I] to be successful in business or a job: get ahead in sth »If you are willing to work hard, you will get ahead in this organisation …   Financial and business terms

  • get ahead — PHRASAL VERB If you want to get ahead, you want to be successful in your career. [V P] He wanted safety, security, a home, and a chance to get ahead. Syn: get on …   English dictionary

  • get ahead — the desire to get ahead Syn: prosper, flourish, thrive, do well; succeed, make it, advance, get on in the world, go up in the world, make good, become rich; informal go places, get somewhere, make the big time …   Thesaurus of popular words

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