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better

  

      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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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.
to be likely to do something
banks set to miss lending targets
exp.
something is easy to do
exp.
polite expression offering to do something for someone
exp.
if you can't be arsed to do something, you can't be bothered to do it (you are too lazy to do it)
colloquial, British, very common
exp.
to do two things at the same time using the effort needed to do only one
v.
to quit someone from doing what they wish to do
I was constrained to tell a lie because there was no way to hide it.
n.
something that limits your freedom to do what you want
[US] constraints on spending have forced the company to rethink its plans.
n.
ability to make decisions and take action without waiting for someone to tell you what to do
I showed my initiative when I became a group leader in class.
n.
something that limits your freedom to do what you want
I wish I could live without constrains because I want to have more time to do what I want.
exp.
to do something too soon, especially without thinking carefully about it
Originally used in sports contests that are started by firing a gun
n.
activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on your head and challenge other three friends to do so in order to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research.
also called "ice water challenge", viral campaign on social media during July–August 2014
exp.
to rattle someone's cage means to do something that is likely to annoy them or unsettle them
n.
humorous term for soulmate, partner, spouse
[Hum.]
v.
change something into something better
Jesus can fanute water into wine.
n.
very imposing or impressive
[Bus.];
exp.
drinking out of a can or a bottle without touching it with the lips, by pouring the content from distance
v.
leave without paying (in a restaurant for example)
[Slang] aka: dine and dash
n.
faire beaucoup de bien
it did not do us much good -> cela ne nous a pas fait beaucoup de bien ; cela ne nous a rien rapporté de bon
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.
expression used when referring to something that is unlikely to happen soon (not in the time interval that one can resist holding his breath)
E.g.: "Will the economy recover any soon?" - "Don't hold your breath."
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