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“get ahead” in British English

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(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/ got /ɡɑt/

to achieve success, often in your work or in society:

You’ve got to take risks if you want to get ahead.

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“get ahead” in Business English

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get ahead

phrasal verb with get uk /ɡet/ us 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)