improve on/upon

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of improve on/upon

: to do better than (something previously done)
  • After months of study, I improved on my original score.
  • It'll be hard to improve upon the success they had last year.

Word by Word Definitions

improve play
  1. : employ, use

  2. : to enhance in value or quality : make better

  3. : to increase the value of (land or property) by making it more useful for humans (as by cultivation or the erection of buildings)

upon play
  1. : on

  1. : on the surface : on it

  2. : thereafter, thereon


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