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English definition of “get ahead”

get ahead

verb phrasal verb with get  /ɡet/ (present participle getting, past participle gotten  /ˈɡɑt·ən/ or got  /ɡɑt/) us  
to achieve success, often in your work or in society: You’ve got to take risks if you want to get ahead.
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