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English definition of “ahead”

ahead

adverb (IN FRONT)    /əˈhed/
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.Ahead, in front and beyond 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 .Describing the leading position C2 making more progress than someone else : Sophie is way (= far ) ahead of the other children in her class .Making progress and advancingBecoming better
(Definition of ahead adverb (IN FRONT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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