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[v]  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"
 Synonyms: advance, gain, gain ground, get ahead, pull ahead, win
 Antonyms: drop off, fall back, fall behind, lose, recede
 See Also: hit, rack up, score, steal, tally



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