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verb [transitive] American     ace pronunciation in American English
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present tense
present participleacing
past tenseaced
past participleaced
  1. 1
    informal to get the best grade possible on a test, a piece of written work, etc.

    I’m sure I aced that geography test.

  2. 2
    to hit an ace in tennis or golf
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  3. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    to win or succeed in a competitive situation

    This is what Hillary needs to do to ace the debate.

    She has aced every test and class she has taken at her university, including stuff she absolutely hates.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 26/09/2016
  4. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    to serve an ace against in tennis

    Murray aced his opponent no fewer than 11 times.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 26/09/2016

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