HyperDic: get_the_better_of

English > 1 sense of the expression get the better of:
VERBcompetitionget the better of, overcome, defeatwin a victory over
English > get the better of: 1 sense > verb 1, competition
Meaningwin a victory over.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsovercome, defeat
Narrowerbeat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquishCome out better in a competition, race, or conflict
conquerOvercome by conquest
demolish, destroydefeat soundly
downbring down or defeat (an opponent)
lurch, skunkdefeat by a lurch
nosedefeat by a narrow margin
overrunseize the position of and defeat
rout, rout out, expelCause to flee
survive, pull through, pull round, come through, make itContinue in existence after (an adversity, etc.)
upsetdefeat suddenly and unexpectedly / unexpectedly
wallopdefeat soundly and utterly
Spanishderrotar, recuperarse, superar, vencer
Catalanderrotar, recuperar-se, superar, vèncer

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