to the best of one's ability

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of to the best of one's ability

: as well as one is able
  • Every game, we go out and play to the best of our ability.

Word by Word Definitions

best play
  1. : superlative of good

  2. : excelling all others

  3. : most productive of good : offering or producing the greatest advantage, utility, or satisfaction

  1. : superlative of well

  2. : in the best (see 1best) way : to greatest advantage

  3. : most

  1. : the best (see 1best) state or part

  2. : one that is best

  3. : the greatest degree of good or excellence

  1. : to get the better of : outdo

  1. : had best (see 2best 1)

ability play
  1. : the quality or state of being able

  2. : competence in doing something : skill

  3. : natural aptitude or acquired proficiency

  1. : capacity, fitness, or tendency to act or be acted on in a (specified) way


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