|1.||[ verb ] obtain advantages, such as points, etc.|
|Synonyms:||win advance gain gain_ground pull_ahead make_headway|
"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"
|Related terms:||fall_back score steal win gainer|
|2.||[ verb ] grow stronger|
|Synonyms:||flourish expand prosper thrive boom|
"The economy was booming"
|Related terms:||grow revive luxuriate boom|