one-up, one-upping, one-ups
To have or seize an advantage over.
To keep one step ahead of (a competitor or opponent, for example).
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.
(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.
Having an advantage (over another)
(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.
(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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