[ wuhn-uhp ]
/ ˈwʌnˈʌp /
verb (used with object), one-upped, one-up·ping.
to get the better of; succeed in being a point, move, step, etc., ahead of (someone): They one-upped the competition.
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angle, beguile, bluff, exploit, finagle, finesse, jockey, maneuver, manipulate, operate, play, rig, wangle
- one-track mind,
- one-trick pony,
- one-way mirror,
- one-way ticket
Origin of one-up
First recorded in 1960–65
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informal having or having scored an advantage or lead over someone or something
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