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ahead

adjective, adverb
 
 
/əˈhed/
IN FRONT B1 in front: The road ahead is very busy. Rick walked ahead of us.Ahead, in front and beyondDescribing the leading position
FUTURE B1 in the future: She has a difficult time ahead of her.In the future and soon
MORE POINTS B2 having more points than someone else in a competition: Barcelona was ahead after ten minutes.Describing the leading position
MORE PROGRESS making more progress than someone or something else: Sue is ahead of everyone else in French.Ahead, in front and beyondDescribing the leading positionMaking progress and advancingBecoming betterDescribing movement towards
go ahead informal B2 used to allow someone to do something: "Can I use your phone?" "Sure, go ahead."Allowing and permitting
ahead of time/schedule before the time that was planned: We finished the project ahead of schedule. →  See also be one step ahead (of sb) , be streets ahead (of sb/sth) , be ahead of your time Before, after and alreadyAfter and behind
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