Definition of get the better of
- It would be hard to get the better of someone as experienced as she is.
- She knew she shouldn't open the package, but her curiosity finally got the better of her and she opened it.
: to gain possession of
: to receive as a return : earn
: to obtain by concession or entreaty
: something begotten:
: the entire progeny of a male animal
: a document of release from obligation in Jewish law
: a religious divorce by Jewish law
: comparative of good
: greater than half
: improved in health or mental attitude
: to make better (see 1better): such as
: to make more tolerable or acceptable
: to make more complete or perfect
: comparative of well
: in a more excellent manner
: to greater advantage : preferably
: had better (see 3better 1b)
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