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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

one′ up′(adj.)

  1. having gained an advantage, esp. over a rival.

Origin of one up:

1920

one′-up′(v.t.)-upped, -up•ping.

  1. to gain an advantage over; be a move, step, etc., ahead of:

    to one-up the competition.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of one-up:

1960–65

Wiktionary

  1. one up(Noun)

    An additional life or object that gives the player an extra chance to play.

  2. one up(Verb)

    To outdo, to do something slightly better than a competitor's prior effort.

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