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stay ahead

1. To remain physically before someone or something. Stay ahead of me on the road so I'll know when to turn. Though others threatened to catch up, the favored dog stayed ahead through to the end of the race.
2. To maintain control of a situation by effectively working on or dealing with something before it increases to a problematic or burdensome size or impact. So many requests have been pouring in that I simply can't stay ahead of my emails. I'd much rather do the extra work to stay ahead than scramble all week to catch up on what I need to get done. I've been getting all of our documents and reports in order so I can stay ahead of the audit next week.
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stay ahead

v.
1. To remain in front of something, especially when moving: The horse managed to stay ahead of the others. Our friends in the other car were following us, so we stayed ahead for the whole trip.
2. To complete all or more than is required of some task in order to be prepared to face more work: I try to stay ahead of my work. There is so much to do that it's very hard to stay ahead.
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One-up on Jet Hernandez and Josh Jorge after aggregate play Friday, Pagdanganan and Dy stayed ahead with a birdie-bogey stint at the front then broke a run of pars with an eagle on the par-5 18th, their closing 31 in the rain capping a triumphant first-ever team-up between the Asian Games bronze medalist and a former junior world champion.
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Specialized has stayed ahead of the competition with constant innovations, whether a new suspension system, puncture-resistant tires, or a better water bottle.
As fundamental shifts continue to reshape the real estate due diligence business, KTR has stayed ahead of the curve by creating a national one-stop shop offering expertise in underwriting, valuation, environmental and engineering, serving all real estate product types in all regions of the United States.
They stayed ahead of their championship rivals in their class for the Welsh National Rally Championship despite problems with the car caused after they were forced into a rebuild following an accident in the previous round.
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St Harmon stayed ahead of the pack in the Castle Carvery Rhayader Mid Wales League (south) with a 3-1 win over Llandrindod Reserves courtesy of two goals from Tom Williams.
The real estate community has recognized these changing dynamics in New York City, and has stayed ahead of the curve when it comes to building assisted living developments.