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
Similar spelling:   get_at