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go one better

Definition of go one better

  1. 1 :  to achieve more :  to move to a higher or better level <She qualified for the finals, then went one better and took first place.>

  2. 2 :  to do better or more than (someone or something) :  to outdo (someone or something) <The company has gone its competitors one better by offering new customers a special discount.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to move on a course :  proceed — compare stop

    :  to move out of or away from a place expressed or implied :  leave, depart

    :  to take a certain course or follow a certain procedure

  1. :  the act or manner of going

    :  the height of fashion :  rage

    :  an often unexpected turn of affairs :  occurrence

  1. :  functioning properly :  being in good and ready condition

  1. :  a game played between two players who alternately place black and white stones on a board checkered by 19 vertical lines and 19 horizontal lines in an attempt to enclose the larger area on the board

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  1. : comparative of good

    :  greater than half

    :  improved in health or mental attitude

  1. : :  to make better: as

    :  to make more tolerable or acceptable

    :  to make more complete or perfect

  1. : comparative of well

    :  in a more excellent manner

    :  to greater advantage :  preferably

  1. :  something better

    :  a superior especially in merit or rank

    :  advantage, victory

  1. :  had better


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