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way ahead

This page is about the collocation way ahead

collocation pattern: adverb + adverb

Meaning

far ahead, or a long way in front

For example

  • He ran the fastest and finished way ahead of us.

  • For centuries, China was way ahead of us in terms of engineering and technology.

Note:
Related collocations include "way behind", "way beyond", "way past", "way back", etc.

Quick Quiz

If a horse is way ahead at the end of a race, it

a. won easily

b. nearly won

c. only just won

Contributor: Matt Errey