gain on

Definition of gain on

:to come nearer to (someone or something that is ahead in a race or competition)
  • She was still leading at the halfway point, but the other runners were gaining on her.

Word by Word Definitions

gain play
  1. : resources or advantage acquired or increased : profit

  2. : the act or process of acquiring something

  3. : an increase in amount, magnitude, or degree

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

  2. : to win in competition or conflict

  3. : to arrive at : reach, attain


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