gain ground[ ground ]SEE DEFINITION OF gain ground
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GAIN GROUND
With a grimace to himself, he slackened his pace and let her gain ground.
If only Stanford could gain ground now, or if time could be called.
On our eastern flank, on the other hand, it was important to gain ground.
In the meantime the "Sketch Book" had continued to gain ground in England.
She had need; for the Duchess of Somerset is thought to gain ground daily.
Lady Dover did not reply at once, but the doubt did not gain ground.
Since that time, the Opposition has continued to gain ground.
"Good-bye, Mr. Flack," said Francie, trying to gain ground from him.
It must be toward the Pacific that the new Confederacy will gain ground.
At this rate it did not take him long to gain ground on the miller's daughter.