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.
Couric later one-upped Lauer, telling him, ``I'll never have a partner like you again -- because I'll never be working with a partner again.
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.
CBS one-upped ABC with two knockoffs: one based on Amber Frey's January book on her involvement in the salacious Scott Peterson trial, and ``Martha Stewart: Behind Bars,'' announced mid-March but since removed from CBS' schedule.
Just when you thought you have one-upped the country [this burial] might probably be the last act to wake up the Filipino people.
A BIT OF HEAVEN: Godiva was quick to realize that its rich chocolates could easily be incorporated into ice cream by the pint, but the 150-year-old Belgian chocolatier Neuhaus has one-upped the competition with its new ``snobinettes,'' ice cream-filled bonbons in a variety of flavors in a dark Belgian chocolate shell.
We won because of our defense,' said Barbolini who one-upped his compatriot Giovanni Guidetti.
PR: Vargas one-upped De La Hoya in the public-relations department at the news conference.
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.
We just shattered the world record, but the Australians one-upped us.
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.
Vargas then one-upped him, shoving the challenger forcefully in the chest and knocking him back a few feet before officials jumped in to restore order.