Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “get ahead”

get ahead

phrasal verb with get     /ɡet/ verb (present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got, US gotten)
to be successful in the work that you do: It's tough for any woman who wants to get ahead in politics .Succeeding, achieving and fulfilling
(Definition of get ahead from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definitions of “get ahead” in other dictionaries

Translations of “get ahead”

Word of the Day

prenuptial agreement

an official document signed by two people before they get married that says what will happen to their possessions and/or children if they divorce (= officially stop being married)

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More