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What would be an appropriate opposite phrase for "close the distance".

Example:

The rabbit was fast. With every leap, the rabbit {{ grew the distance }} between it and the hunter.

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  • The fixed expression 'increased/extended its lead [over]' is often used, but rarely outside obvious competitions. – Edwin Ashworth Apr 29 '20 at 11:37
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One common way would be to say 'widened the gap'.

The rabbit was fast. With every leap, the rabbit widened the gap between it and the hunter.

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