Meaning of gain on in English:

gain on

phrasal verb

  • gain on someone or somethingCome closer to a person or thing pursued.

    ‘a huge bear was gaining on him with every stride’
    • ‘‘I was gaining on the lead Corvette before I was obliged to execute the drive through penalty’ Chris said.’
    • ‘Within a second, he had gained on me enough to only have to take a step closer to kiss me.’
    • ‘It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other.’
    • ‘You're still on the good side of 50%, but you're gaining on it.’
    • ‘There is only 2 days left and Zimbabwe is gaining on me.’
    • ‘In soccer, a youthful, talented, driven U.S. team with a chip on its shoulder keeps gaining and gaining on the rest of the world.’
    • ‘Well, here I am almost two months in and I'm gaining on the stupid people!’
    • ‘And if the next public poll shows him gaining on Cruz, Arnold can use that as part of his storyline.’
    • ‘And then it happened, that no name horse from out of nowhere started gaining on our Smarty!’
    • ‘Somehow she was rowing smoothly through the slop, gaining on me at what seemed like four or five feet per stroke.’
    • ‘On the other hand, the Canadian dollar gained on the greenback, adding 2 percent on the week to $1.0883.’
    • ‘And, the earning power of female chief executive officers is gaining on their male counterparts, according to survey results from 244 nonprofits.’
    • ‘I am not sure how many more hours this poll is open, but today's results show that I am gaining on second place!’
    catch up with, catch up on, catch someone up, catch, narrow the gap between, get nearer to, draw nearer to, close in on, creep up on, come up to, approach, near