adjective as in coming
He felt sure that he was steadily gaining upon them, and he expected to see them before the end of the day.
But the fact that they were gaining upon him was no cause for the fugitive falling down and yielding without a struggle.
It soon became evident that the leading ship-of-the-line was gaining upon the frigate, and the latter cleared for action.
But before she had run many minutes, she heard the savages in close pursuit and gaining upon her at every step.
The troopers had recovered from their confusion, and, with their fresher mounts, were gaining upon us in the most alarming manner.
On this page you'll find 53 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gaining upon, such as: anticipated, expected, forthcoming, impending, subsequent, and advancing.
From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.