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one′ up′

having gained an advantage, esp. over a rival.


v.t. -upped, -up•ping.
to gain an advantage over; be a move, step, etc., ahead of: to one-up the competition.
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Surprisingly, LG one-upped its crosstown rival by launching its first AI-powered cooling system this Thursday.
Bobby Roode was successful in his main roster pay-per-view debut, beating Dolph Ziggler after the Glorious One one-upped the Showoff with a rollup while holding the latter's tights.
Israel Defense Forces soldiers one-upped some of their comrades who recently posed practically nude only to have the racy photographs uploaded and disseminated online, this time filming a soldier doing a striptease poll dance, using her personal weapon as the poll.
Over the past decade, as states from Alaska to Georgia and numerous countries around the globe have one-upped each other with incentive packages, tax credits have become a key component in the budget of virtually every film and TV project.
California has since one-upped the Bruins by administering a 15-4 bruise in five innings to Oregon (41-17, 17-3) that squared their series at one game apiece at Levine-Fricke Field.
Shannon Sarna, the food writer behind concoctions like brisket latkes and candy-filled challah, has one-upped herself this year with a recipe for something so strange and inventive it might just be brilliant: the Manischewitz Wine Cheese Ball.
With Mexican Logger we took a beer style we loved, one-upped it a bit, and threw a craft spin on it to make it our own.
Things settled down later into a groove of euphoric synths and pounding beats, giving frontman Tyler Joseph plenty of opportunity to theatrically leap from his piano, while drummer Josh Dun one-upped him with a backflip.
By winning here I have maybe one-upped Brandon this week.
Zoom one-upped its Q3 Handy Video Recorder by adding a new lens and imaging sensor with 4x digital zoom as well.
As much as I've loved "Millionaire" over the years, "Moon" may have one-upped.
But with 3:05 left in the third, Crosby one-upped Fleury by falling to the ice and stopping a Scott Niedermayer shot with the goaltender out of position.