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ace (something)

To do exceptionally well in something, especially an exam or other high-pressure situation. I feel like I aced that interview, so I'm pretty sure the job is mine. I managed to ace that test without even studying for it.
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ace

1. mod. [of persons] best; top-rated. She is an ace reporter with the newspaper.
2. n. one dollar. It only costs an ace. Buy two.
3. tv. to pass a test easily, with an A grade. (see also ace out.) I knew I wouldn’t ace it, but I never thought I’d flunk it!
4. n. a nickname for a foolish and ineffectual person. (Sarcastic. Usually a term of address.) Hey, ace, hand me that monkey wrench—if you know what one is.
5. tv. to surpass someone or something; to beat someone or something; to ace someone out. The Japanese firm aced the Americans by getting the device onto the shelves first.
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Founded in 1977, ACE Software, LLC, provides powerful, flexible, web-enabled student-information software and services (attendance, grading, scheduling, academic history, payroll, accounting and other functions) to K-12 schools nationwide.
For more information about ACE Software and ACE K-12 School Services, contact ACE Software, LLC, 6110 Enterprise Pkwy.
CoSy is an international trademark of ACE Associated Computer Experts bv.
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ACE Associated Compiler Experts bv (a wholly owned subsidiary of ACE Associated Computer Experts bv, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) is a world leader in the production of compiler development tools.
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