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English definition of “gain on sb/sth”

gain on sb/sth

phrasal verb with gain     /ɡeɪn/ verb [I or T]
to get nearer to someone or something that you are chasing: Garcia was gaining on her opponent throughout the race, but only overtook her at the very end.Advancing and moving forward
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