advantage
n.

1) to have an advantage of; over (our team had the advantage of experience; her connections gave her an advantage over the others)

2) to gain; press (home) an advantage

3) to take advantage of ('to exploit')

4) to outweigh an advantage

5) a clear, decided; mutual; unfair advantage

6) an advantage to (his wealth was an obvious advantage to us)

7) an advantage to + inf. (it was an advantage to have that team as our opponent in the first round = it was an advantage having that team as our opponent in the first round)

8) an advantage that + clause; subj. (it was to his advantage that she not participate)

9) to smb.'s advantage; used to good advantage (see also 8)

10) at an advantage

11) (tennis) advantage in; advantage out

12) (misc.) (BE) you have the advantage of me ('you know more than I do')

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[əd'vɑːntɪdʒ]
decided
mutual
press (home) an advantage
unfair advantage
advantage out
subj. (it was to his advantage that she not participate)
over (our team had the advantage of experience; her connections gave her an advantage over the others)
used to good advantage (see also S)
(tennis) advantage in
a clear
an advantage that + clause
at an advantage
to gain
to have an advantage of
to outweigh an advantage
to smb. 's advantage
to take advantage of ('to exploit')
(misc.) (BE) you have the advantage of me ('you know more than I do')
an advantage to (his wealth was an obvious advantage to us)
an advantage to + inf. (it was an advantage to have that team as our opponent in the first round = it was an advantage having that team as our opponent in the first round)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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