one-up
transitive verb Etymology: back-formation from one-upmanship Date: 1963 to practice one-upmanship on

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • one-up — a. Ahead of a friend or competitor in some competitive activity. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • one up — 1. having gained an advantage in some way that betokens success, esp. over rivals. 2. leading an opponent by one point or one scoring unit: The home team was one up on the visitors. 3. one each; tied at a score of one: The score was one up in the …   Universalium

  • one up — {adj. phr.} Having an advantage; being one step ahead, * /John graduated from high school; he is one up on Bob, who dropped out./ * /The Platters are one up on their neighbors. They own the only color television set in their neighborhood./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • one up — {adj. phr.} Having an advantage; being one step ahead, * /John graduated from high school; he is one up on Bob, who dropped out./ * /The Platters are one up on their neighbors. They own the only color television set in their neighborhood./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • one-up — 1. verb To outdo, to do something slightly better than a competitors prior effort. Every year the neighbors try to one up each other with their holiday lights. 2. noun In additional life or an object that increases the players number of chances… …   Wiktionary

  • one up — 1. verb To outdo, to do something slightly better than a competitors prior effort. Every year the neighbors try to one up each other with their holiday lights. 2. noun In additional life or an object that increases the players number of chances… …   Wiktionary

  • one-up — /wun up /, v.t., one upped, one upping. to get the better of; succeed in being a point, move, step, etc., ahead of (someone): They one upped the competition. [1960 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • one up — adjective Date: 1919 being in a position of advantage usually used with on …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • One-up — Одинарный блок …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • one-up-one-down — noun A traditional house with one room upstairs and one room downstairs …   Wiktionary

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