gain ground on

idiom

: to move faster or work harder in order to come closer to
She was trailing in the race, but she was beginning to gain ground on the leaders.
The company has been gaining ground on its competitors.

Examples of gain ground on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rams Rams’ 37-14 road win over the Arizona Cardinals by the numbers Nov. 26, 2023 On Sunday, the Rams capitalized on the opportunity to gain ground on the Seahawks (6-5) in the NFC West. Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times, 27 Nov. 2023 But other analysts said that a long work stoppage could help Tesla and foreign automakers gain ground on G.M., Ford and Stellantis. Jack Ewing, New York Times, 16 Sep. 2023 Trump won’t be there, but his Republican rivals will likely be competing to see which White House hopeful can connect with voters and gain ground on the former president. Marina Pitofsky, USA TODAY, 21 Aug. 2023 But now, with an eight-point swing on the score sheet, the Grand Canyon state has continued to gain ground on reuniting somewhere in the middle with its national counterpart, roughly just 22 cents apart. Kye Graves, The Arizona Republic, 13 July 2023 But can Ron DeSantis gain ground on Donald Trump with more candidates joining the race? Nbc Universal, NBC News, 4 June 2023 Does Auburn now have a better chance to gain ground on Alabama and Georgia thanks to Freeze? Joseph Goodman | Jgoodman@al.com, al, 1 June 2023 DeSantis may sense a rare opportunity to gain ground on the former president, given that Trump's loss in the state's 2016 caucuses briefly set Trump back on his heels in the race for the nomination. Soo Rin Kim, ABC News, 14 May 2023 Does Auburn now have a better chance to gain ground on Alabama and Georgia thanks to Freeze? Joseph Goodman | Jgoodman@al.com, al, 1 June 2023 See More

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“Gain ground on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gain%20ground%20on. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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