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English definition of “gain on sb/sth”

gain on sb/sth

verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with gain   /ɡeɪn/ us  
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.
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