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one-up

(wŭn′ŭp′)
tr.v. one-upped, one-up·ping, one-ups Informal
To keep one step ahead of (a competitor or opponent, for example).

one-up

adj
informal having or having scored an advantage or lead over someone or something

one′ up′


adj.
having gained an advantage, esp. over a rival.
[1920]

one′-up′



v.t. -upped, -up•ping.
to gain an advantage over; be a move, step, etc., ahead of: to one-up the competition.
[1960–65]
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one-up

verb
Informal. To outmaneuver (an opponent), especially with the aid of some extra resource:
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