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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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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: Firefighters say they are gaining ground against California's latest massive wildfire.
The Ansarullah and its allies have been gaining ground against Pro-Hadi militants and Al-Qaeda militants over the past few months.
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.
Al Jazeera's Sue Turton went out on patrol with one local commander who says that he is gaining ground against the Taliban.
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.
Elsewhere, the dollar is attracting some attention, reaching a six-week high against the euro and gaining ground against the yen.
The euro continued gaining ground against the dollar as the eurozone leaders agreed on a second bailout package for Greece at their emergency meeting later Thursday, dealers said.