Definition of Gain ground

1. Verb. Obtain advantages, such as points, etc.. "After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference"

Exact synonyms: Advance, Gain, Get Ahead, Make Headway, Pull Ahead, Win
Specialized synonyms: Steal, Hit, Rack Up, Score, Tally
Antonyms: Fall Back
Derivative terms: Gainer, Win

Definition of Gain ground

1. Verb. (idiomatic) to become farther from another traveling the same course. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Gain Ground

gaijin rikishi
gaijins
gailan
gailer
gailers
gaillard
gaillardia
gaillardias
gailliarde
gailliardes
gaily
gain
gain'd
gain-
gain-sharing
gain line
gain lines
gain vigor
gainable
gainand
gainbirth
gainbuy
gaincall
gainchare
gainclap
gaincome
gaincoming
gaincope
gaincover

Literary usage of Gain ground

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages by Henry Hallam (1848)
"... and even to gain ground in the north of Italy, yet two events that occurred not long afterward restored the ascendency of their adversaries. ..."

2. State Trials of the United States During the Administrations of Washington by Francis Wharton (1849)
"... on each, four months. A bill is found against Holt, the Bee man. The Jacobins are impudent and cross. They think they gain ground: they are mistaken ..."

3. Plutarch's Lives by Plutarch (1885)
"As for Marcius, though he was not a little vexed himself to see the populace prevail so far. and gain ground of the senators, and might observe many other ..."

4. Memoir of the Life and Times of General John Lamb: An Officer of the by Isaac Q. Leake (1850)
"Tories favored by Schuyler, and Hamilton, gain Ground.— British.—French Parties.—Death of Anthony Lamb.—His Character.— La Fayette embarks from New York. ..."

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