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get ahead

get ahead(
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 succeed)
a. salir adelante
A good education is essential if you want to get ahead in life.Una buena educación es esencial si quieres salir adelante en la vida.
You don't need to throw your rival under the bus to get ahead.No es necesario echar de cabeza a tu rival para salir adelante.
b. progresar
Ricardo will do anything to get ahead in his company, even if it's illegal.Ricardo hará lo que sea por progresar en su empresa, aunque sea ilegal.
2. (to make progress)
a. adelantar
I worked over the weekend to try to get ahead.Trabajé el fin de semana para tratar de adelantar.
3. (to pass; often used with "of")
a. tomar la delantera
On lap seven, Peter got ahead and finally won the race.En la vuelta número siete, Peter tomó la delantera y finalmente ganó la carrera.
b. adelantar
The driver stepped on the gas so he could get ahead of the rest of the cars in the race.El piloto pisó el acelerador para poder adelantar al resto de los coches en la carrera.
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get ahead
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a. abrirse paso or camino
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get ahead
1 (in race) tomar la delantera
Eventually, cutting a corner, Welland managed to get ahead he knew he had no chance of winning the race if I got ahead they'll get ahead of me and I'll never catch up
having got ahead of the other runners, he relaxed tras tomar la delantera se relajó
2 (succeed) (by doing better than others) ir por delante; (make progress) progresar; avanzar
Some men don't like women to get ahead, especially ahead of them Western Europe will not get ahead technologically via the militarist Star Wars program You really don't have to look gorgeous to get ahead in life If you want to get ahead in medicine,become a specialist
to get ahead of sb adelantar a algn
Your sweat and toil are the keys to getting ahead of your competitors
3 (with work) adelantar;with con
if you like I'll get ahead with the washing up
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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