a/one step ahead of

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of a/one step ahead of

1 : better prepared than (someone or something)
  • The teacher really has to work to keep one step ahead of the class.
  • She always seems to be one step ahead of me.
2 : able to avoid being caught or found by (someone or something)
  • So far the killer has managed to stay one step ahead of the police/law.

Word by Word Definitions

step play
  1. : a rest for the foot in ascending or descending: such as

  2. : one of a series of structures consisting of a riser and a tread

  3. : a ladder rung

  1. : to move by raising the foot and bringing it down elsewhere or by moving each foot in succession

  2. : dance

  3. : to go on foot : walk

  1. : related by virtue of a remarriage (as of a parent) and not by blood

ahead play
  1. : in a forward direction or position : forward

  2. : in front

  3. : in, into, or for the future


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