- Having a psychological advantage over someone: you’re always trying to be one up on whoever you’re withMore example sentences
- The first half produced very little to get excited about and in truth Wrexham should have been at least one up.
- On the basis that more people drink Guinness than Bass, then he's already one up on Bertie.
- But on the back of a motorbike you are one up from the scum on the street.
verb[with object] (one-up) Back to top
- Do better than (someone): he deftly one-upped the interrogatorMore example sentences
- When we last saw Tommy, he was figuring out how his Auburn Tigers could one-up the party in Miami and gain a split national championship with some well-timed posturing and pleading after his little tryst with Frank in New Orleans.
- ‘Yeah, too bad it didn't win’ said Kate, taking advantage of her opportunity to one-up Holly
- Man, just when I thought I'd done a decent job of promoting the blogosphere, Pejman one-ups me.
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