in front

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Definition of in front

1 : in a forward position : in an area at the front of something (such as a car, airplane, theater, etc.) We took turns sitting in front.
2 : in the leading position in a race or competition She's still in front, but the other runners are catching up to her. often used after out She's still out in front.

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“In front.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20front. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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