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gain ground

Definition of gain ground

  1. :  to move faster in order to come closer to someone or something ahead <She was trailing in the race, but she was beginning to gain ground.> —often used figuratively with respect to popularity or success <Alternative forms of energy are quickly gaining ground.>



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gainplay
  1. :  resources or advantage acquired or increased :  profit

    :  the act or process of gaining

    :  an increase in amount, magnitude, or degree

  1. :  to acquire or get possession of usually by industry, merit, or craft

    :  to win in competition or conflict

    :  to arrive at :  reach, attain

groundplay
  1. :  the bottom of a body of water

    :  sediment

    :  ground coffee beans after brewing

  1. :  to bring to or place on the ground

    :  to cause to run aground

    :  to provide a reason or justification for

  1. : past and past participle of grind


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