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one-up

[wuhn-uhp] /ˈwʌnˈʌp/
verb (used with object), one-upped, one-upping.
1.
to get the better of; succeed in being a point, move, step, etc., ahead of (someone):
They one-upped the competition.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65
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British Dictionary definitions for one-upping

one-up

adjective
1.
(informal) having or having scored an advantage or lead over someone or something
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Slang definitions & phrases for one-upping

one-up

adverb phrase
  1. In a superior position; at an advantage: I always try to be one-up (1919+)
  2. Ahead by one: The Pinks were one-up on the Puces, 109 to 108
verb

To get the advantage over: I wasn't trying to one-up Arthur Schwartz


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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