One-up meaning

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To keep one step ahead of (a competitor or opponent, for example).
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To have or seize an advantage over.
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(idiomatic) To outdo, to do something slightly better than a competitor's prior effort.

Every year the neighbors try to one-up each other with their holiday lights.

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(video games) An additional life or an object that increases the player's number of chances or "lives" by one.

If you hit that block, you can get a one-up.

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(video games) An additional life or object that gives the player an extra chance to play.

If you hit that block, you can get a one up.

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One-up is defined as to try to have an advantage over someone.

An example of one-up is when you always feel the need to correct everyone around you to make yourself look smarter than them.

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Having an advantage (over another)
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