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Meaning of “get ahead” in the English Dictionary

"get ahead" in British English

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get ahead

phrasal verb with get uk   us   /ɡet/ verb (present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US usually gotten)
(Definition of get ahead from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"get ahead" in American English

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get ahead

phrasal verb with get  us   /ɡet/ verb (present participle getting, past participle gotten  /ˈɡɑt·ən/ or got  /ɡɑt/ )
to ​achievesuccess, often in ​yourwork or in ​society: You’ve got to take ​risks if you ​want to get ahead.
(Definition of get ahead from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"get ahead" in Business English

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get ahead

phrasal verb with get uk   us   /ɡet/ verb (-tt-, got, got, or US gotten)
[I] to be ​successful in ​business or a ​job: get ahead in sth If you are ​willing to ​work hard, you will get ​ahead in this ​organisation.
(Definition of get ahead from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “get ahead”
in Chinese (Simplified) 取得进展, 获得成功…
in Turkish başarılı olmak, başarıyı yakalamak…
in Russian преуспевать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 取得進展, 獲得成功…
in Polish osiągać sukces lub sukcesy…
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