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 for To get ahead of
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ahead \A*head"\, adv. [Pref. a- + head.]
     1. In or to the front; in advance; onward.
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              The island bore but a little ahead of us.
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     2. Headlong; without restraint. [Obs.] --L'Estrange.
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     To go ahead.
        (a) To go in advance.
        (b) To go on onward.
        (c) To push on in an enterprise. [Colloq]
     To get ahead of.
        (a) To get in advance of.
        (b) To surpass; to get the better of. [Colloq.]
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