llevar la delantera

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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to be beating others at something)
a. to lead
El senador es popular, pero su oponente lleva la delantera en las encuestas.The senator is popular, but his opponent leads in the polls.
b. to be ahead
Hay varias otras compañías en esta industria, pero nosotros llevamos la delantera en la cuota del mercado.There are several other companies in our industry, but we're ahead in market share.
c. to be ahead of the game
Nosotros decidimos invertir en esta nueva tecnología antes que nuestros competidores, y por eso ahora llevamos la delantera.We decided to invest in this new technology before our competitors, and that's why we're now ahead of the game.
d. to lead the pack
Justin Gatlin está tratando de alcanzarlo, pero Usain Bolt todavía lleva la delantera.Justin Gatlin is trying to catch up with him, but Usain Bolt is still leading the pack.
e. to be in the lead
¿Cómo va el partido? - Federer lleva la delantera ahora mismo, pero está reñido.How's the match going? - Federer is in the lead right now, but it's close.
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