gain the lead

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Definition of gain the lead

: to take the winning position in a race or competition Her car has gained the lead. Our team gained the lead in the eighth inning. often used figuratively Their company has gained the lead in developing this new technology.

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“Gain the lead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gain%20the%20lead. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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