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gain on sb/sth

phrasal verb with gain uk   us   /ɡeɪn/ verb [I or T]
to get nearer to someone or something that you are chasing: Garcia was gaining on her opponent throughout the race, but only overtook her at the very end.
Translations of “gain on sb/sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 逼近…, 趕上……
in Russian догонять…
in Turkish yaklaşmak, sessizce sokulmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 逼近…, 赶上……
in Polish doganiać kogoś/coś…
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