one-up (someone)

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one-up (someone)

To make a point of outdoing, outperforming, outclassing, etc., someone. I hate telling stories around Jack because he always tries to one-up you with some fabulous anecdote of his own.
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Elsewhere a platoon of girls one-ups the tractor-pull-with-teeth trick, using their outrageously long braids to drag an entire farmhouse off its moorings-in a snowstorm, no less (Traction, 2002).
Using the computer to quote plastic surgery, Van Lamsweerde one-ups the practices of beautification, suggesting that our preoccupation with perfection brings us close to science fiction.