pull ahead

phrasal verb

pulled ahead; pulling ahead; pulls ahead
: to take the lead in a race, competition, contest, etc.
The two runners were side by side until one pulled ahead.
often + of
He has pulled ahead of the other candidates in the election polls.

Examples of pull ahead in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the on-screen scoring for the NYU audience, IIT pulled ahead. Elizabeth Finkel, Quanta Magazine, 24 Aug. 2023 Also, things don't look great for her in the state, with the potential Democratic nominee, Ruben Gallego, pulling ahead, and independent Kyrsten Sinema pulling more votes from Republicans than from Democrats. Nathaniel Rakich, ABC News, 15 Nov. 2023 But Jeffery ultimately pulled ahead, to roars of approval from the crowd. Corey Buhay, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 Oct. 2023 In the 2007 game, Arkansas rallied from a 31-10 deficit to pull ahead 38-31 behind the running of Darren McFadden. Tom Murphy, Arkansas Online, 14 Oct. 2023 The survey found that Trump pulls ahead of Biden by a few percentage points in a hypothetical matchup where unnamed candidates from the Green Party, the Libertarian Party and No Labels are also on the ballot. Mark Murray, NBC News, 9 Oct. 2023 Bay Harvey threw touchdown passes to Will Leger with 21 seconds left in the half and 7:59 left in the third quarter, and the Blue Jays pulled ahead. Baltimore Sun Staff, Baltimore Sun, 9 Sep. 2023 Late Tuesday evening, Maloy pulled ahead of Edwards by 2 percentage points — a 1,417 vote margin. Emily Anderson Stern, The Salt Lake Tribune, 6 Sep. 2023 When Randal Grichuk responded with a one-out triple and Luis Rengifo — who went two for four alongside Ohtani — landed a one-run single to pull ahead 3-2, the Angels seemed confident in their chance to win. Annika Johnson, Los Angeles Times, 8 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Pull ahead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pull%20ahead. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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