What does one up mean?

Definitions for one up

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word one up.


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of one up in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of one up in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Annie Brahler:

    I just changed this one up a little.

  2. Simon Cowell:

    You have to chalk this one up to experience.

  3. Tom Zegan:

    If you can't think of the right word to say, make one up.

  4. Warren Brown:

    I think he seemed to signal that the person who ultimately has responsibility for that is the van driver, who is coincidentally the next one up, Goodson.

  5. Aldous Huxley:

    When one's ill or unhappy, one needs something outside oneself to hold one up. It is a good thing, I think, when one has been knocked out of one's balance . to have some external job or duty to hang on to.

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