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give (someone or something) best

To admit that someone or something is better than someone or something else. Primarily heard in UK. They played much better than we did, so I had to give them best.
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give someone or something best

admit the superiority of; give way to. British
1990 Birds Magazine He finally decided to give us best and took himself off.
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The Gold Cup winner has twice had to give best to the resurgent Kauto Star this term and while there is no disgrace in finishing second to a National Hunt legend, Henderson must surely have been expecting a slightly different storyline.
However, Frankie Dettori has chosen to ride Mahfooth although even he may have to give best to another Godolphin runner in Inchlonaig who has pleased connections with his maturity.
Dr Shah said that we are trying our best to give best facilities and guidance that are needed in achieving the goals of life.
In the 2m7f handicap chase, Da Baba Elephant (1.15) couldn't get past Jack Snipe and it was a similar story for Wadswick Court (1.07) in the following 2m4f handicap chase as he had to give best to Sonneofpresenting.
PEF has also provided handson training to 406 teachers of these schools so that they could efficiently handle the interactive technology and give best education to their students.
However, he might just have to give best to Coolmill who won a three-mile novice hurdle at this track last time.
NEWSBOY SAYS: SIZING EUROPE, who had to give best to Quito De La Roque 12 months ago, is fancied for revenge.
"We make decisions on the best way to tackle the risk on a case-by-case basis, using engineering knowledge and evidence of how each river responds to make sure we give best value to the taxpayer."
THE Wednesday field for the pole-only match at Redhill Fishery had to give best to Alan Davies, from Trealaw, when he caught 174lb of carp from peg 2 on Sophie's Pond.
The aim is to give best sports infrastructure for the growth of the sports activity in Jammu and Kashmir.
He had to give best to the distinctly useful even-money favourite Admiral Cochrane by just under four lengths, but patently tired at the business end of the seven-furlong event.
Citroen driver Loeb, the defending world champion, had held the overnight lead after the opening run through the Killeri super special on Thursday evening, but was forced to give best to Hirvonen as the Ford driver secured four stage wins yesterday, Loeb picking up five, to open up a narrow lead of 3.3 seconds.
The pair last met in the totesport Bowl Chase at Aintree last April, when both had to give best to Our Vic - although Exotic Dancer finished some 14 lengths adrift of the front two in third.
"These are important awards that recognise the hard work building cleaning employees put in to give best value service to the people of Coventry."