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ahead

adverb uk   /əˈhed/ us  

ahead adverb (IN FRONT)

B1 in front: The road ahead is very busy. Turn left at the traffic lights, and you'll see the hospital straight ahead. Rick walked on ahead of us. You go on ahead of (= before) me, and I'll meet you there. B2 having more points, votes, etc. than someone else in a competition, election, etc.: Apparently, the latest opinion polls put the Democrats 15 percent ahead of the Republicans. Barcelona was ahead after ten minutes. C2 making more progress than someone else: Sophie is way (= far) ahead of the other children in her class.

ahead adverb (IN THE FUTURE)

B1 in or into the future: She has a difficult time ahead of her. He couldn't bear to think of the lonely year ahead.
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