get ahead - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [intransitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyget ahead
he/she/itgets ahead
present participlegetting ahead
past tensegot ahead
past participlegot ahead
  1. to be more successful, or to progress more quickly than, other people

    The best way to get ahead is through hard work.

    get ahead in:

    Sometimes you have to be ruthless to get ahead in business.

See also main entry: get