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      adj  
1    bigger, excelling, finer, fitter, greater, higher-quality, larger, more appropriate, more desirable, more expert, more fitting, more suitable, more useful, more valuable, preferable, streets ahead, superior, surpassing, worthier  
2    cured, fitter, fully recovered, healthier, improving, less ill, mending, more healthy, on the mend     (informal)   progressing, recovering, stronger, well  
3    bigger, greater, larger, longer  
      adv  
4    in a more excellent manner, in a superior way, more advantageously, more attractively, more competently, more completely, more effectively, more thoroughly, to a greater degree  
      vb  
5    advance, ameliorate, amend, correct, enhance, forward, further, improve, meliorate, mend, promote, raise, rectify, reform  
6    beat, cap     (informal)   clobber     (slang)   exceed, excel, improve on or upon, knock spots off     (informal)   lick     (informal)   outdo, outstrip, put in the shade     (informal)   run rings around     (informal)   surpass, top  
      n  
7    get the better of      beat, best, defeat, get the upper hand, outdo, outsmart     (informal)   outwit, prevail over, score off, surpass, triumph over, worst  
  
Antonyms     
,       adj  
1 & 3    inferior, lesser, smaller, substandard, worse  
2    worse  
      adv   worse  
      vb  
5    depress, devaluate, go downhill, impoverish, lessen, lower, weaken, worsen  
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n.
humorous term for soulmate, partner, spouse
[Hum.]
v.
change something into something better
Jesus can fanute water into wine.
exp.
You say 'top that!' when you have achieved something and you want to challenge other people to do better
I know four celebrities - top that!
exp.
used to point out that small problems or unpleasant events can in the end help things get better
q.
This expression means it is better to let one's emotions out, rather than bottled up inside. It is also often said when someone has gas.
this is just something my grandmother would say in cajun french
exp.
mieux vaut tenir que courir
exp.
mieux vaut tenir que quérir
n.
deux avis valent mieux qu'un
exp.
il vaut mieux prévenir que guérir
n.
bon silence vaut mieux que mauvaise dispute
n.
faute avouée est à demi pardonnée
n.
du bois solide vaut mieux que du bois bien peint
exp.
il vaut mieux un qui sait que cent qui cherchent
exp.
il est bon de parler et meilleur de se taire
culture générale
n.
donner une bouchée de nourriture quand il vit vaut mieux que pleurer quand il est mort
exp.
il vaut mieux se disputer avec quelqu'un d'intelligent que de parler à un imbécile
n.
ce que l'on apprend durant l'enfance est mieux gravé que dans la pierre
exp.
il vaut mieux qu'un clocher se démolisse plutôt qu'un pauvre gueux devienne riche
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