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ahead

adverb
 
 
/əˈhed/
at a better, higher, or greater level than before: be ahead by sth First-half figures showed that pre-tax profits were ahead by 8% to £94.8m. Full-year profits jumped 25% to £106m pre-tax, which was ahead of expectations.
more developed, advanced, or able to succeed: keep/get/stay ahead To get ahead in the industry you need the right tools and the right connections.ahead of sb/sth After showing signs of slowing sales growth, the group cut its prices to stay ahead of its rivals. →  See also go-ahead
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