pull ahead

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Synonyms for pull ahead

obtain advantages, such as points, etc.

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Ellis used her climbing skills to pass Oram and pull ahead by five meters at the top, but that's when Oram made her move.
But the Pioneers answered with a pair of goals to pull ahead 12-9 and it remained a three-goal lead until van den Berg scored her third of the game with 4:44 to play.
SUPERMARKET giant Tesco is continuing to pull ahead of its High Street rivals, racking up more than pounds 27billion in sales over the last two years, according to figures released yesterday.
Steven Cozza, a former Advocate cover boy who at the age of 12 launched a national organization to make the Boy Scouts of America more gay-friendly, has once again shown his ability to pull ahead of the pack.
However, now that nanowires can be grown with stripes of different semiconducting materials, the wires may pull ahead of tubes in that race, Lieber notes.
Based on this data, and what you already know about these countries, which country is likely to pull ahead of the other in the foreseeable future, and why?
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-8 August 2001-Asia to pull ahead of the US in terms of Internet subscribers by 2003 (C)1994-2001 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
Proof that, in the size stakes, City are starting to pull ahead of their neighbours.
In the constant rivalry between capacity and speed, speed is beginning to pull ahead.
The Gauchos (2-6) could not pull ahead in regulation as UCLA's cushion went up to six, at 74-68 with 2:48 in regulation as Willis sank a free throw.
Only when Kieron Dawson was sin-binned in the 56th minute did Saints pull ahead with 10 points in his absence.
Fong's contribution allowed incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer, who was in a tight race with Fong, to portray him as an extremist and pull ahead in the polls.
Trailing by two runs, Travis Metcalf and Ben Harrison hit back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning as part of a three-run rally to allow Bakersfield to pull ahead 8-7.