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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Things settled down later into a groove of euphoric synths and pounding beats, giving frontman Tyler Joseph plenty of opportunity to theatrically leap from his piano, while drummer Josh Dun one-upped him with a backflip.
Joe may have looked sharp in his camouflage fatigues, but Michael Kors has one-upped him with his version, fit for a princess.
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.