gain, advance, win, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain ground(verb)
obtain advantages, such as points, etc.
"The home team was gaining ground"; "After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference"
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