To shoot ahead


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To shoot ahead to pass or move quickly forward; to outstrip others.
    • ***


In literature:

Wildfire appeared to shoot ahead at greater speed.
"Wildfire" by Zane Grey
The pursuers were obliged to shoot on one side and ahead.
"A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World" by Charles Darwin
He was watching sharply ahead, ready to shoot should he catch a glimpse of Lightfoot within range.
"Lightfoot the Deer" by Thornton W. Burgess
Shooting from different angles at the target taught us how far ahead of the target you had to be to aim in order to hit it.
"The Biography of a Rabbit" by Roy Benson
His idea was to get far enough ahead of the man so that he might turn and shoot him.
"The Boy Allies On the Firing Line" by Clair W. Hayes
We seemed fairly to shoot ahead and out of sight.
"African Camp Fires" by Stewart Edward White
The two ships now ran on side by side, Rayner having shortened sail so as to avoid shooting ahead of his antagonist.
"From Powder Monkey to Admiral" by W.H.G. Kingston
Nancy tried to shoot ahead of her two classmates again.
"A Little Miss Nobody" by Amy Bell Marlowe
You would almost rather let her go ahead and burgle, and let her go away with your money, than to shoot her.
"Peck's Sunshine Being a Collection of Articles Written for Peck's Sun, Milwaukee, Wis. - 1882" by George W. Peck
To shoot ahead, or go past another vessel, especially when going in stays: to sail faster, reach beyond, to gain upon.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth

In news:

Institutional users of the town shooting range in West Barnstable will need to set their sites on a different location by year's end if plans by the Barnstable Conservation Commission move ahead.
James Holmes sent a notebook with details on his shooting spree to a psychiatrist ahead of time.