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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Artificial inequality will vanish then before real freedom of contract; freedom of competition, or unhampered emulation, will keep us moving ahead; and Free Trade will fulfil its promises at last."
BMW AG (XETRA: BMW), a Germany-based automaker, is moving ahead with plans to develop an electric version of its Mini at a factory in Oxford from November 2019.
Global Banking News-June 7, 2019--Swiss Re moving ahead with British unit's floatation
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-June 7, 2019--Swiss Re moving ahead with British unit's floatation
UAF Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Ashraf has said the university was moving ahead to provide hygienic food and drinks at the doorstep of common people.
Alan Johnson, Deputy President, IFAC (International Federation of Accountants), spoke about Moving Ahead of the Competition, the fourth step in the 5 Steps to Greatness.
The IMF said that Saudi Arabia is moving ahead with economic reforms and growth in its non-oil economy despite the delay to the planned initial public offering (IPO) of Aramco.
He added: "This will not stop the project moving ahead and we are now working through the pre-commencement conditions.
Somee1/4500m in investments need to go towards saving energy and using renewable energy sources in Cyprus by 2019, while efforts to prepare a photovoltaic park in Akrotiri are moving ahead, it emerged on Monday.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Feb 18 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah on Sunday said that the party is moving ahead to bring to reality the dream of a 'New India' under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
KARACHI: At least 15 people were injured when a passenger coach overturned on the Indus Highway here on Sunday.Rescue sources said that an over speeding passenger coach turned turtle while overtaking a vehicle moving ahead on the Indus Highway in Karachi.
Government believes in talks and dialogue process is moving ahead on the part of government, he said this while talking to media men here Tuesday.
China is number three, moving ahead of Germany this year, boosting its arms exports by 143 percent.
"While moving ahead with the nationalisation process, we should also consider the plight of migrant workers.
my God, you are not agreeing, forget it you can be where you are, we are moving ahead'; ( it) cannot happen.
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