bring out the worst in

Definition of bring out the worst in

  1. :  to cause someone to show his or her worst qualities I think competition brings out the worst in people. Drinking brings out the worst in him.

Word by Word Definitions

bringplay
  1. :  to convey, lead, carry, or cause to come along with one toward the place from which the action is being regarded

    :  to cause to be, act, or move in a special way: such as

    :  attract

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

worstplay
  1. : superlative ofbador ofill

    :  most corrupt, bad, evil, or ill

    :  most unfavorable, difficult, unpleasant, or painful

  1. : superlative ofillorillyor ofbadorbadly

    :  to the extreme degree of badness or inferiority

    :  to the greatest or highest degree

  1. :  one that is worst

  1. :  to get the better of :  defeat


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