get the better of


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Related to get the better of: in the first place, ease off, catch up, bring down, brace up, the likes of, stick to
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.get the better of - win a victory over; "You must overcome all difficulties"; "defeat your enemies"; "He overcame his shyness"; "He overcame his infirmity"; "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up"
demolish, destroy - defeat soundly; "The home team demolished the visitors"
beat, beat out, vanquish, trounce, crush, shell - come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
wallop - defeat soundly and utterly; "We'll wallop them!"
down - bring down or defeat (an opponent)
overrun - seize the position of and defeat; "the Crusaders overran much of the Holy Land"
skunk, lurch - defeat by a lurch
rout, rout out, expel - cause to flee; "rout out the fighters from their caves"
upset - defeat suddenly and unexpectedly; "The foreign team upset the local team"
nose - defeat by a narrow margin
conquer - overcome by conquest; "conquer your fears"; "conquer a country"
make it, pull round, pull through, survive, come through - continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.); "He survived the cancer against all odds"
Translations
يَنْتَصِرُ على، يَتَغَلَّبُ عَلى
překonatzvítězit
besejreslå
l'emporter survenir à bout
föléje kerekedik
snúa á; sigra
yenilgiye uğratmakyenmek

better

(ˈbetə) adjective
1. good to a greater extent. His new car is better than his old one.
2. stronger in health; recovered (from an illness). I feel better today; She's better now.
3. preferable. Better to do it now than later.
adverb
well to a greater extent. He sings better now than he did before.
pronoun
someone or something which is good to a greater extent than the other (of two people or things). He's the better of the two.
verb
to improve (on). He's bettered all previous records; The situation has bettered a little.
better off
richer; happier in some way. He'd be better off working as a miner; You'd be better off without him.
the better part of
most of. He talked for the better part of an hour.
get the better of
to overcome; to win (against). He got the better of his opponent / the argument.

He is better today (not He is more better). He is much better is correct.
You had better come / You'd better come (not You better come).
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She lets her ego get the better of her once she has a little hard-earned luck at the game.