gain on

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To get the better of; to have the advantage of.
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The English have not only gained upon the Venetians in the Levant, but have their cloth in Venice itself.

Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'gain on':

gain onTo encroach on.
gain onTo obtain influence with.
gain onTo win ground upon; to move faster than, as in a race or contest.
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  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
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    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
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