If only our horse can get ahead of the leading runner, it can win the race!
〈非正〉自行其是 take action on one’s own
go ahead with
继续讲(某事) continue to speak (sth)
go ahead with sb/sth
Do you want to go ahead with the advance party, or would you rather be in the second group of climber？
go ahead with sth
He just went ahead with his work.
Don’t be disturbed; just go ahead with your work.
After the rain stopped, we went ahead with our work of digging the canal.
While she was away he went ahead with the work and got a lot done.
The council gave us permission to go ahead with our building plans.
go ahead with sth
Please go ahead with your story, there won’t be any more interruptions.
保持领先地位remain in a forward or leading position
If I can only keep ahead for a few more yards, I can win this race.
You need to work hard to keep ahead.
Jean used to have difficulty with her school work, but she has been keeping ahead for the past year.
If you want to keep ahead in your job, you should ensure that your good work is noticed by those in power.
keep ahead of sb
You have to keep ahead of your competitors in business or you will fail.
展现在前面 emerge ahead
为前途考虑 think about, prepare, or plan for the future
提前计划或安排 arrange sth before sth takes place
拥挤向前；加紧，继续努力 hurry forward; continue in a determined way
赶上(某人)，超过(某事) overtake sb or sth
He picked up speed and pulled ahead in the last hundred meters.
The winner of the men’s 400 meters pulled ahead on the last bend.
pull ahead of sb/sth
The car soon pulled ahead of the bus.
The Rolls Royce pulled ahead of us and disappeared into the distance.
Now that the problem is solved, there is nothing to stop us pushing ahead.
push ahead with sth
Whatever happens, we must push ahead with our plan to increase production.
They are pushing ahead the development of workers’ strikes.
保持领先地位stay in a forward or leading position, in front of others
If I can only remain ahead for a few more yards, I can win this race.
Jane used to have difficulty with her school work, but she has improved a lot recently, and now finds it easier to remain ahead.
简过去在学业上有不少困难, 但是最近已大有进步, 现在她发现在班上名列前茅是很容易的。
remain ahead of sb
You have to work hard to remain ahead of your competitors in business, or you can easily lose your leading position.
你必须努力工作以保持领先于公司里其他竞争者, 否则, 你就会轻易地失去这种地位。
see sth ahead
预见 think ahead; plan for or have knowledge of the future
预先送出；事先捎信 send sb or sth in advance; send a message in advance of one
I sent an expensive tape recorder on ahead .
I’ll send my luggage on ahead.
We sent our luggage on ahead, and it was there when we got to the hotel.
Don’t worry about a bed for tonight; I’ve sent ahead to the hotel to ask them to keep a room for us.
send sth ahead
It’s best to send the heavy cases ahead so that they’ll be there already when we arrive.
set sth ahead
往前拨 move the hands of (a clock or watch) to a later time
飞速向前; 处于领先地位rapidly progress; take the lead
保持位置上的领先remain in a forward or leading position
1. You’d better plan ahead.
2. Walk straight ahead until you reach the river.
3. His eyes stared straight ahead.
4. Two people were ahead of us, and travelling fast.
5. The hills ahead are not wooded.
A：Are there any tours for the Grand Canyon?
B：There are several tours of the Grand Canyon. Have you been to our Tourist Information Center?
A：No, I haven’t. Would you show me where that is?
B：Sure. It’s up ahead to your left.
A：I heard that some tours actually go down into the canyon. Is that true?
B：Yes. It’s a great way to really see the canyon.In addition, it’s great exercise too, since we do a lot of hiking.
A：That sounds fantastic. Where do I go to sign up for that tour?
B：Go inside the Information Center.And tell them you want to go on the tour that goes down into the canyon.You pay there. I have the next group to go down. I’ll see you soon then.
A：Welcome to China. May I have a look at your customs declaration?
B：Yes. Here you are.
A：You go ahead with the formalities. I’ll see to the heavy luggage.
B：That’s great. I’ll come back right after the formalities.
A：What type of visa have you got?
B：I have a tourist visa.
A：Would you mind opening your suitcase?
B：Not at all. Check it, please.
A：Would you please make a record of all your foreign currencies?
B：OK. I’ll do as you say.
A：Have you filled in the baggage declaration?
B：No. I really don’t know how to go about it.
A：Do you have anything to declare for customs?
B：No. I have nothing to declare.
A：How long are you going to stay here?
B：About one month. I’m just sightseeing.
A：Have you anything dutiable?
B：No, these are only personal effects.Is that all for customs formalities?
A：Yes, you are through with it. I hope you will enjoy your stay in China.
Placing an order-(下定单)
A：How are you this afternoon?
B：Just fine. I looked over the catalog you gave me this morning, and I’d like to discuss prices on your computer speakers.
A：Very good. Here is our price list.
B：Let me see . . . I see that your listed price for the K-two-one model is ten U.S. dollars. Do you offer quantity discounts?
A：We sure do. We give a five percent discount for orders of a hundred or more.
B：What kind of discount could you give me if I were to place an order for six hundred units?
A：On an order of six hundred, we can give you a discount of ten percent.
B：What about lead time?
A：We could ship your order within ten days of receiving your payment.
B：So, you require payment in advance of shipment?
A：Yes. You could wire transfer the payment into our bank account or open a letter of credit in our favor.
B：I’d like to go ahead and place an order for six hundred units.
A：Great! I’ll just fill out the purchase order and have you sign it.
2. 前头,在前：agreements 协定 | ahead 前头,在前 | aid filter 助滤器
In addition to the uses shown below, ahead is used in phrasal verbs such as ‘get ahead’, ‘go ahead’, and ‘press ahead’.
除下列用法外，ahead还可用于get ahead，go ahead，press ahead等短语动词中。
Something that is ahead is in front of you. If you look ahead, you look directly in front of you.
e.g. Brett looked straight ahead…
e.g. I peered ahead through the front screen…
You use ahead with verbs such as ‘push’, ‘move’, and ‘forge’ to indicate that a plan, scheme, or organization is making fast progress.
e.g. We are moving ahead with plans to send financial aid…
e.g. Now BBC World Television is forging ahead on its own.
If you are ahead in your work or achievements, you have made more progress than you expected to and are performing well.
e.g. The North Korean economy was pretty strong in its time, and was ahead until maybe 1970…
e.g. First half profits have charged ahead from ￡127.6m to ￡134.2m…
If a person or a team is ahead in a competition, they are winning.
e.g. Australia were ahead throughout the game…
e.g. Scotland were ahead in their European championship qualifier in Iceland…
Ahead also means in the future.
e.g. A much bigger battle is ahead for the president…
e.g. Anne Garrels reports there are still difficult times ahead for Poland…
If you prepare or plan something ahead, you do it some time before a future event so that everything is ready for that event to take place.
e.g. The government wants figures that help it to plan ahead…
e.g. Do book ahead as the restaurant is very popular…
If you go ahead, or if you go on ahead, you go in front of someone who is going to the same place so that you arrive there some time before they do.
e.g. I went ahead and waited with Sean…
e.g. You just go on ahead. I’ll come by later…
If someone is ahead of you, they are directly in front of you. If someone is moving ahead of you, they are in front of you and moving in the same direction.
e.g. I saw a man in a blue jacket thirty metres ahead of me…
e.g. She walked ahead of Helene up the steps into the hotel.
If an event or period of time lies ahead of you, it is going to happen or take place soon or in the future.
e.g. I tried to think about all the problems that were ahead of me tomorrow…
e.g. She spent all night thinking about the future that lay ahead of her…
In a competition, if a person or team does something ahead of someone else, they do it before the second person or team.
e.g. Millar finished 1 minute and 35 seconds ahead of Thierry Claveyrolat.
If something happens ahead of an event or time, it happens before that event or time.
e.g. The Prime Minister was speaking ahead of today’s meeting.
If something happens ahead of schedule or ahead of time, it happens earlier than was planned.
e.g. The election was held six months ahead of schedule…
e.g. This dish may be prepared a day ahead of time and refrigerated.
If someone is ahead of someone else, they have made more progress and are more advanced in what they are doing.
e.g. Henry generally stayed ahead of the others in the academic subjects.
7. one step ahead of someone or something -> see step
ahead of your time -> see time
1. at or in the front
e.g. I see the lights of a town ahead
the road ahead is foggy
staring straight ahead
we couldn’t see over the heads of the people in front
with the cross of Jesus marching on before
Synonym: in frontbefore
2. ahead of time
e.g. when you pay ahead (or in advance) you receive a discount
We like to plan ahead
should have made reservations beforehand
Synonym: in advancebeforehand
3. in a forward direction
e.g. go ahead
the train moved ahead slowly
the boat lurched ahead
moved onward into the forest
they went slowly forward in the mud
4. leading or ahead in a competition
e.g. the horse was three lengths ahead going into the home stretch
ahead by two pawns
our candidate is in the lead in the polls
way out front in the race
the advertising campaign put them out front in sales
Synonym: out frontin the lead
5. to a different or a more advanced time (meaning advanced either toward the present or toward the future)
e.g. moved the appointment ahead from Tuesday to Monday
pushed the deadline ahead from Tuesday to Wednesday
6. to a more advanced or advantageous position
e.g. a young man sure to get ahead
pushing talented students ahead
7. toward the future
forward in time
e.g. I like to look ahead in imagination to what the future may bring
I look forward to seeing you