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beat someone at their own game

Definition of beat someone at their own game

  1. :  to confound opposition by using a similar strategy <They tried to lure away our customers by offering deep discounts, but we beat them at their own game.>



Word by Word Definitions

beatplay
  1. :  to strike repeatedly:

    :  to walk on :  tread

    :  to strike directly against forcefully and repeatedly :  dash against

  1. :  a single stroke or blow especially in a series

    :  pulsation, tick

    :  a sound produced by or as if by beating

  1. :  being in a state of exhaustion :  exhausted

    :  sapped of resolution or morale

    :  of, relating to, or being beatniks

  1. :  beatnik

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

  1. : used to express immediate or direct kinship

  1. :  to have or hold as property :  possess

    :  to have power or mastery over

    :  to acknowledge to be true, valid, or as claimed :  admit

gameplay
  1. :  activity engaged in for diversion or amusement :  play

    :  the equipment for a game

    :  often derisive or mocking jesting :  fun, sport

  1. :  to play for a stake

    :  to lose or squander by gambling

    :  to take dishonest advantage of :  cheat

  1. :  having or showing a resolute unyielding spirit

    :  willing or ready to proceed

    :  of or relating to game

  1. :  lame


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