gain on sb/sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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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 ​opponentthroughout the ​race, but only ​overtook her at the very end.
(Definition of gain on sb/sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “gain on sb/sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 逼近…, 赶上……
in Turkish yaklaşmak, sessizce sokulmak…
in Russian догонять…
in Chinese (Traditional) 逼近…, 趕上……
in Polish doganiać kogoś/coś…
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