give (someone or something) best

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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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