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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As for Athena and Bobby this episode, after she originally asked him to move in, he one-upped her and asked her to marry him.
While Chrissy was a key part of one regional championship team in 2013, Nikki one-upped her on Thursday night, helping the Falcons win their second straight regional title with a 51-39 victory over Elk Grove in the Class 4A DeKalb regional final.