gain on
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gain on
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
to g on one's competitorsganar terreno a los competidores
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gain on
gain upon
intransitive verb
to gain on sb (in polls) ganar terreno a algn; (in race) alcanzar a algn
the Conservatives are gaining on Labour in the polls
the police car was gaining on us fast el coche de la policía nos estaba alcanzando rápidamente
to gain (up)on sb the police car was gaining on us fast the Mercedes began to gain on the van in some places he was quicker and at others I'd gain on him Larry Estes is gaining on Walt as my personal hero
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