gain the lead

Definition of gain the lead

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

gainplay
  1. :  resources or advantage acquired or increased :  profit

    :  the act or process of acquiring something

    :  an increase in amount, magnitude, or degree

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

    :  to win in competition or conflict

    :  to arrive at :  reach, attain

leadplay
  1. :  to guide on a way especially by going in advance

    :  to direct on a course or in a direction

    :  to serve as a channel for

  1. :  leadership

    :  example, precedent

    :  position at the front :  vanguard

  1. :  acting or serving as a lead (see 2lead)or leader

  1. :  a plummet for sounding at sea

    :  a usually flat lead roof

    :  lead framing for panes in windows

  1. :  to cover, line, or weight with lead (see 4lead)

    :  to fix (window glass) in position with leads

    :  to put space between the lines of (typeset matter)


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