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GCIDE

  1. one-up(a.)

    Ahead of a friend or competitor in some competitive activity.

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  1. one-up(Noun)

    An additional life or an object that increases the player's number of chances or "lives" by one.

    If you hit that block, you can get a one-up.

  2. one-up(Verb)

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

    Every year the neighbors try to one-up each other with their holiday lights.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Annie Brahler:

    I just changed this one up a little.

  2. Tom Zegan:

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

  3. 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.

  4. Laura Troyani:

    Money, perks… you don’t have to keep trying to one-up the company next to you in terms of what perks you’re offering but how you treat your employees on a regular basis plays a key role in how to keep your employees satisfied.

  5. Allen Salkin:

    It doesn’t matter whether they can cook because nowadays there are hundreds of production companies that know very well how to turn out a cooking show, for every steak that you see a starlet make on screen, there are five steaks being made in the prep cook kitchen behind the scenes to swap out in case they screw the one up on camera. It’s more important to be good at television than to be good at cooking.

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