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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We find ourselves bogged down at a counter simply because someone else who is more resourceful than us has one-upped us by accessing the man behind the counter through 'other means.
Based on this analysis, birds have clearly one-upped us in several ways in terms of colour vision," says Joseph C.
WHILE we were excited about having one Scottish side in the UEFA Cup final last week, the English have one-upped us again by having two sides in the final of the big cup.
We just shattered the world record, but the Australians one-upped us.