put (someone or something) ahead of (someone or something)

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put (someone or something) ahead of (someone or something)

1. Literally, to place or designate someone or something in a position in front of someone or something else. We'll put the shorter students ahead of the taller ones for the performance. I put the shield ahead of me to absorb the impact.
2. To place or designate someone or something to occur before someone or something else in a sequence of events. We'll put the comedy act ahead of the musical routine for the talent show. They're putting the release of their new hardware ahead of the end of the fiscal year by a few weeks.
3. By extension, to put greater value on someone or something, or to regard someone or something more highly or favorably, than someone or something else. You really shouldn't put the needs of your company ahead of the needs of your family. I always felt like Mom put our baby brother ahead of Tommy and I when we were growing up.
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put someone or something ahead

 (of someone or something)
1. to move or place someone or something in front of someone or something. The teacher put Freddie ahead of Mike, because Mike had been disrespectful. Don't put him ahead! I didn't do anything.
2. to think of someone or something as more important than someone or something. I put Gerry ahead of Betty as far as strength is concerned. Yes, I would put Gary ahead. She put herself ahead of everyone else and expected special treatment.
See also: ahead, put
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"Goals change games and Ross Archibald had a great opportunity to put us ahead just before they scored with the first goal between two evenly matched teams vital and that is how it turned out."
"We have been pioneering new manufacturing techniques which have put us ahead of the game in design and manufacturing.
"It was a good finish from Trouts to put us ahead and we got that second to kind of kill off the game.
"That certainly was displayed with Stevie Hewitt's strike to put us ahead. Then we got the penalty just before half time which was a good time to score that second goal.
It has taken a lot of pressure off us and helped put us ahead in terms of the money we need to find over the next 12 months."
The investment that was announced today will put us ahead of the curve in the field of early childhood with our innovative digital platform.
"Obviously, it was great to score as it put us ahead and it's always nice every time you score.
When Ryan Morgan scored to put us ahead 22-20 I bet the mind of every player in our team, no matter how professional they are, flashed forward to the Grand Final.
He said, 'Patriot Bank's consistent growth and market success over recent years is very exciting and demonstrates the successful strategic vision the board and bank's executive leadership have put into place and that has put us ahead of our peer banks.'
Ongoing innovative product development will put us ahead in the marketplace to help the European waste water industry reduce its energy consumption to meet environmental targets and reduce costs."
"It was annoying I got out at the end because I thought we could have got 20 or 25 more and those runs almost feel (like they count) double, but to put us ahead is the main thing."
He added: "I remember we were playing Kerry in Thurles and Michael Quinlivan had a free to put us ahead with 20 minutes gone in the secondhalf, 14-yard free, and he put it wide.
Mr Lane added: "Wright Hassall has achieved significant growth over the last six years, growing every year in spite of the global recession which has put us ahead of the market.
That would have put us ahead and could have changed the game."