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gain ground against (something)

In finance, especially regarding currency, to increase in value in comparison to something else. With Europe's economy still struggling to recover, the US Dollar continued to gain ground against the Euro on Friday.
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The currency was also gaining ground against the euro, hovering near a six-week high at 1.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Experts forecast a revival of the currency war amid the yen's advance against the dollar for the third time in three weeks and the euro gaining ground against most of its peers.
In recent weeks, meetings are held one after another in Ankara as the Democratic Union Party (PYD), an offshoot of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in northern Syria, is gaining ground against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and al-Qaeda.
THE FSA'S NEW MEDIA-MILITARY OFFENSIVE IN NORTHERN SYRIA Enduring America, a useful sources for media summations on Syria and (highly-debated) FSA claims of successes suggests that FSA forces are indeed increasingly gaining ground against Assad:
The dollar traded in the upper 78 yen range early Friday in Tokyo after gaining ground against the Japanese currency in New York overnight on encouraging U.
Partners including governments, international organizations, companies, academic and research institutions, foundations, NGOs and individuals are gaining ground against malaria.
The dollar weakened due to volatility surrounding the Fed's decision, with the pound and euro gaining ground against the greenback.
The officials said security forces and fighter jets had sped up operations against the Taliban in Orakzai and were gaining ground against the Taliban.
They had been patrolling the area to try and reassure locals that Nato forces are gaining ground against the Taliban.
Summary: Firefighters say they are gaining ground against California's latest massive wildfire.
A recent study commissioned by the alliance and conducted by the Battelle Technology Partnership Practice found Arkansas gaining ground against the national average in university research and development investment.
Summary: A recovery in the JPY was the focus for the Asian session with JPY gaining ground against the USD and on the crosses.
The government is gaining ground against health care fraud, winning almost $2 billion in judgments and settlements against violators in 2002--the largest recovery since the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program was established in 1996.
Elsewhere, the dollar is attracting some attention, reaching a six-week high against the euro and gaining ground against the yen.