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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The Geely GE may seem like a Rolls Royce rip-off, but it has one-upped the luxury brand by having one less backseat.
I'm even happier to report that in this case, the Detroit News may have indeed one-upped the Free-Press.
Kerry also one-upped President Bush with the kind of photo-op that the teetotaling president cannot duplicate.
Beverly Hills has one-upped Los Angeles with Bloomingdale's.
As far as MVP tallies go, Fajardo has already one-upped his mentor with his three trophies trumping Ildefonso's two.
Just when you thought you have one-upped the country [this burial] might probably be the last act to wake up the Filipino people.
We won because of our defense,' said Barbolini who one-upped his compatriot Giovanni Guidetti.
Second-seeded University of Perpetual Help had to use the fifth set to advance to the Finals of the NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament as it one-upped College of St.
I'm happy because the team has waited for this long for me to finally explode, Arana said Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum as the Beermen one-upped Rain or Shine 103-94.