make up ground


Definition of make up ground

: to move faster in order to come closer to someone or something ahead She was trailing in the race, but she was beginning to make up ground. often used figuratively The campaign is trying to make up ground by advertising heavily in key states.

Learn More About make up ground

Dictionary Entries Near make up ground

make up for (something)

make up ground

makeup man

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for make up ground

Cite this Entry

“Make up ground.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!