get+the+better+of

  • 1 get\ the\ better\ of — • get the better of • get the best of v. phr. 1. To win over, beat; defeat. Our team got the best of the visitors in the last quarter. George got the better of Robert in a game of checkers. When the opposing player fouled John, John let his anger …

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  • 2 get the better of — (someone) if a feeling gets the better of you, it becomes too strong to control. Finally curiosity got the better of her and she opened the letter. Try to remain calm don t let your anger get the better of you …

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  • 3 get the better of — (you) to control your behavior. I didn t like what I had heard about this man, but my curiosity got the better of me and I had to meet him …

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  • 4 get the better of — ► get the better of defeat or overcome. Main Entry: ↑better …

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  • 5 get the better of — index beat (defeat), overcome (surmount), overreach, subdue, subject, surmount Burton s Legal …

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  • 6 get the better of — verb 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 • Syn: ↑overcome, ↑defeat …

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  • 7 get the better of — or[get the best of] {v. phr.} 1. To win over, beat; defeat. * /Our team got the best of the visitors in the last quarter./ * /George got the better of Robert in a game of checkers./ * /When the opposing player fouled John, John let his anger get… …

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  • 8 get the better of — or[get the best of] {v. phr.} 1. To win over, beat; defeat. * /Our team got the best of the visitors in the last quarter./ * /George got the better of Robert in a game of checkers./ * /When the opposing player fouled John, John let his anger get… …

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  • 9 get the better of — verb a) To overwhelm or overcome Adam said, My temper got the better of me, and I said things as wasnt true. b) to influence heavily; to tend to control or persuade. Many people returned to work a bit anxious, they acknowledged, but grimly… …

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  • 10 get the better of — (smth) win against, beat, defeat He got the better of me and won the tennis match …

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  • 11 get the better of — Synonyms and related words: beat, beat all hollow, beat hollow, best, circumvent, deceive, defeat, destroy, do in, drub, elude, evade, fix, foil, frustrate, get around, get round, give the runaround, give the slip, go one better, hide, hors de… …

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  • 12 get the better of — defeat or overcome. → one s betrothed …

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  • 13 get the better of someone — get the better of (someone) if a feeling gets the better of you, it becomes too strong to control. Finally curiosity got the better of her and she opened the letter. Try to remain calm don t let your anger get the better of you …

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  • 14 get the better of somebody — get the better of sb/sth idiom to defeat sb/sth or gain an advantage • No one can get the better of her in an argument. • She always gets the better of an argument. • His curiosity got the better of him (= he didn t intend to ask questions, but… …

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  • 15 get the better of something — get the better of sb/sth idiom to defeat sb/sth or gain an advantage • No one can get the better of her in an argument. • She always gets the better of an argument. • His curiosity got the better of him (= he didn t intend to ask questions, but… …

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  • 16 get the better of you — get the better of (you) to control your behavior. I didn t like what I had heard about this man, but my curiosity got the better of me and I had to meet him …

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  • 17 get the better of someone — 1) if an emotion or feeling gets the better of you, it is too strong for you to control and it makes you do something that you did not intend to do Smith s anger got the better of him once again, and he started to attack the referee. 2) to defeat …

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  • 18 get the better of someone — …

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  • 19 To get the better of — Get Get (g[e^]t), v. t. [imp. {Got} (g[o^]t) (Obs. {Gat} (g[a^]t)); p. p. {Got} (Obsolescent {Gotten} (g[o^]t t n)); p. pr. & vb. n. {Getting}.] [OE. geten, AS. gitan, gietan (in comp.); akin to Icel. geta, Goth. bigitan to find, L. prehendere to …

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  • 20 to get the better of — gain an advantage over …

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