What is the opposite of falling behind?

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Opposite of present participle for to be superior against one's peers
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Opposite of present participle for to move or act at a slow speed
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Opposite of present participle for to improve on
“You will not make it to college if your grades worsen.”
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Opposite of present participle for to surpass in skill or achievement
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“Tom neglected his studies and, as a result, would fall behind his cousin in the upcoming exam.”
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Opposite of take the initiative
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Opposite of present participle for to be able to match or compete with (a competitor, opponent or peer)
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Opposite of present participle for to catch up on
“The team is expected to lose ground to the rest of the competition following the retirement of several players.”
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Opposite of present participle for to advance toward success
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Opposite of present participle for to reach level terms with someone or something that was once ahead
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Opposite of present participle for to prosper or flourish, or to attain control or ascendancy
“If you are intent on composing fine poems from the outset, you will trail the others.”
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Opposite of present participle for to move fast enough to reach or pass someone or something ahead
“They would eventually lose him after their long pursuit of the suspect.”
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Opposite of present participle for to overpower by weight
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Opposite of present participle for to obscure or block out an object or light
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Opposite of present participle for to attach or fasten together, usually with a string or cord
“Several families had to untie bikes from the backs of their cars before they could gain access to the boot.”
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Opposite of present participle for to be alive at a specified time
“We will all perish eventually, so live every day as if it is your last.”
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Opposite of present participle for to give or hand over
“I would rather you keep it for yourself than to give it to someone who does not deserve it.”
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Opposite of present participle for to draw to a close
“If symptoms persist, please see a doctor.”
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In a winning position during a contest
“Basilashvili sends a forehand wide and Nadal is up by two sets after 52 minutes.”
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