move ahead (of someone or something)

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move ahead (of someone or something)

1. To advance to a position physically in front (of someone or something). The police cruiser moved ahead of the suspect's car and forced it off the road. He lagged around third place for most of the race, but with a dramatic burst of speed, he moved ahead in the last lap and won the whole thing.
2. To advance to a position of success, esteem, or accomplishment (beyond someone or something else). It's been tough watching my friends move ahead of me while I'm still stuck in this dead-end job. They were always seen as a second-tier tech company, but they've really been moving ahead in recent years.
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move ahead of someone or something

to advance beyond someone or something. All my coworkers are moving ahead of me in salary. What am I doing wrong? The police moved ahead of the parade, pushing back the crowd.
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"He said we should move ahead with positive thinking.
According to Reuters, the central bank head, Ilan Goldfajn, said that policymakers would move ahead with the plan of gradually reducing interest rates despite the market selloff triggered by Trump's election as the next US president.
At one stage it looked as though it may be even worse for the Briton after an error midway through the race allowed Kimi Raikkonen to move ahead of him.
"We have sent a clear message to companies involved that they must move ahead and produce the resources in the licence," Lien told Reuters on the sidelines of a conference.
India says few nations cannot move ahead with trade pact
"So we're just trying to move ahead,'' Belichick said, "installing some of our plays, trying to get everybody on the same page with the new players and some of the players that are back.
Based on the report China becomes the number one country in the world by 2018 regarding research output; and Iran will move ahead from number 19 to number 4.
As a consequence, Colombia has decided to move ahead with trade and investment pacts with other countries.
Summary: New York (UN) - Director of Consular and Social Affairs at the Foreign Ministry, Ambassador Ali El Mhamdi, called, on Thursday in New York, for the necessity to move ahead with the debate on immigration issues towards "a minimum of institutionalization", urging the setting up of a formal and progressive mechanism.
Summary: Abu Dhabi, Muharram 01, Dec 07, 2010, SPA -- King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain has stressed that the 31st GCC Summit and what it will adopt as decisions emphasize that the GCC states are more determined to move ahead in closer cohesion among them for a safe, secure and cooperative life...
The move allows the development team, led by Joseph Falzone of Exeter, to move ahead with its plan to build up to 30 townhouse-style buildings.
International Resource News-11 December 2009-El Paso to move ahead with spending on natural-gas pipelines and exploration(C)2009 ENPublishing - http://www.enpublishing.co.uk
MS robs people of the ability to move easily or to move ahead with their lives as they once expected.
"New York area Boards continue to move ahead to decrease existing debt and underwrite capital improvements projects through our competitive financing options."