gain on

phrasal verb

gained on; gaining on; gains 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.

Examples of gain on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Martin made his South Alabama debut in the fourth quarter, ran for a 15-yard gain on his first carry and totaled 22 yards on three attempts overall. Creg Stephenson |, al, 11 Sep. 2023 The key play was a 37-yard gain on a defensive pass interference penalty against WR Brandin Cooks on third and 12. Sportsday Staff, Dallas News, 11 Sep. 2023 Indeed, Ehrlich ran for two more TDs, a 14-yarder and a 1-yarder, and also had a 40-yard gain on just three carries while leading Crown Point to a 38-12 Duneland Athletic Conference road win in St. John. Michael Osipoff, Chicago Tribune, 8 Sep. 2023 That’s still a modest gain on the figure from June, which had downwardly revised to 185,000. Byeleanor Pringle, Fortune, 1 Sep. 2023 That was a 45% gain, marking the shares' biggest one-day percentage gain on record, according to Dow Jones Market Data, citing figures going back to 1983. WSJ, 28 Aug. 2023 That move immediately triggered a 9.3% surge in the Shanghai Composite Index, marking the second biggest daily gain on record at the time. Laura He, CNN, 28 Aug. 2023 This is the longest streak of monthly gains on record for the Facebook parent, which last week reported strong quarterly results and gave a bullish forecast. Ryan Vlastelica, Fortune, 31 July 2023 Although there is still much work to be done in this space, women’s sports have been making gains on all fronts. Rayna Reid Rayford, Essence, 7 July 2023 See More

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“Gain on.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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