to keep ahead

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Masha*

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Russia: Russian
Hello :)

Could you please explain what "to keep ahead" means in the following context:

"New Jersey issued two tags, one for the front bumper and one for the back, and some unscrupulous individuals made money by stealing just the front tag and selling them to people who wanted a tag on the rear, just to avoid being pulled over for having no tag at all [...] Once out of state, a smart person could play licence plate roulette and keep ahead of the computer system.

Thank you in advance
 
  • sweetdude

    Senior Member
    Irish & English
    Hi

    I'm not very good at explaining things but I'll do my best :)

    "to keep ahead" in this context means to keep on track of something or to beat something. Here, they're saying that the more they play licence plate roulette, the more they will confuse the computer system and therefore escape.

    I hope that helped :)
     

    Masha*

    Senior Member
    Russia: Russian
    Thank you , sweetdude. Yours is a very good explanation.

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