in front


: 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.
: 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.

Examples of in front in a Sentence

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“In front.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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