pull ahead (of someone or something)

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pull ahead (of someone or something)

1. To move to a physical location in front of another person or thing, especially during a race. They were neck and neck during the race, but the Nigerian runner pulled ahead in the final seconds. I need to follow behind you to know where we're going, so please don't pull too far ahead of us in traffic.
2. To move into a position of greater success (than someone or something) in some competitive activity. The software giant has begun pulling ahead in the video game market thanks to its revolutionary new console. She pulled ahead of her opponent in the election.
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pull ahead (of someone or something)

to pass someone or something and continue moving. The runner pulled ahead of the rest of the field. Our car pulled ahead of theirs.
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With a pivotal win on the line, Chris Banchero had to play through injury to help Alaska pull ahead of Meralco their thrilling 2018 PBA Governors' Cup semifinals series.
LEWIS Hamilton is in the right gear to pull ahead of his rivals as he eyes up a lookalike of his ex-girlfriend.
David Cameron is badly advised by the Australian polling guru, who said the Tories would pull ahead of Labour before the end of March.
The crew from The Old Bridge at Ripponden pull ahead of Vicky's Vikings at the start of the dragon boat race.
The Hotspurs will have a chance to pull ahead of Chelsea once they figure out a new date for their next match, which was originally scheduled for April 14 at Stamford Bridge.
General Motors recovered some lost ground to pull ahead of arch rival Toyota in global sales in the second quarter of this year, figures released yesterday showed.
UA wants to pull ahead of the pack and Shelton is the one who will lead them.
SUPERMARKET giant Tesco is continuing to pull ahead of its High Street rivals, racking up more than pounds 27billion in sales over the last two years, according to figures released yesterday.
Steven Cozza, a former Advocate cover boy who at the age of 12 launched a national organization to make the Boy Scouts of America more gay-friendly, has once again shown his ability to pull ahead of the pack.
However, now that nanowires can be grown with stripes of different semiconducting materials, the wires may pull ahead of tubes in that race, Lieber notes.
Based on this data, and what you already know about these countries, which country is likely to pull ahead of the other in the foreseeable future, and why?