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draw ahead

To pass someone or something, especially someone or something in motion. I knew I had a good chance to win the race when I drew ahead of the fastest girl in the heat.
See also: ahead, draw
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

draw ahead (of someone or something )

to pull or move ahead of someone or something in motion. I drew ahead of the car in front of me. The horse I was racing against drew ahead.
See also: ahead, draw
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Once past Hyde Park Corner, however, her cab again drew ahead, and when she was deposited in front of Harrod's Stores, her pursuers were out of sight.
And the Furst Bismarck, the Hermann, and the Germanicus steamed parallel to them and drew ahead of them, fighting heavily.
Martin Appleton-Clare, 40, faced a "pie-off " with Ian Gerrard after they drew ahead of 20 rivals.
It took until half way through period for the scoring to commence and was Sharks who drew ahead, Peter Gapa with the strike on the end of passes from Ross Hancock and Liam Stenton, much to delight of the travelling support.
She was able to stay with the Walker bowler at 7-7 and 9-9 and then drew ahead at 18-15 and 20-15.
Sceptre held a distinct advantage two furlongs out but Ard Patrick reduced the deficit and the pair raced neck and neck into the final furlong, where Sceptre again drew ahead, but Ard Patrick had something in reserve - despite what in this era would be considered a colossal weight burden - and finished the stronger to win a thrilling contest by a neck.
Recent Texas elections have involved boundaries that the court quickly drew ahead of the 2012 election and the 2013 Legislature adopted.
But their joy was short-lived as the Super Eagles first levelled a minute later through Ifeanyi Ede, and then drew ahead two minutes later with a goal by
Signs of a recovery had helped Cameron narrow Labour's lead in opinion polls, though Labour drew ahead again after promising to take on vested interests, tax bankers more, and freeze energy bills.
The Cannondale rider drew ahead in the final metres but a second push from Cavendish earned him victory for Omega Pharma-Quick Step after a 155km run from Epsom racecourse to Guilford.
* Large banks drew ahead of credit unions for the first time.
BACK IN BUSINESS: Nathan Brown, back from his break in Australia, shares a joke with Brad Drew ahead of the start of pre-season training Picture by Julian Hughes (JH111109Mgiants-02)
But it was Knowsley who drew ahead in the latter stages to finish 3-1 winners.
The Hyper led for a long time - Ian Orme putting them ahead - but Knowsley South drew ahead in the later stages to finish 3-1 winners.
The Puma was a big feather in Ford's cap because it got such rave reviews and definitely drew ahead of arch rival, the Vauxhall Tigra.