improve on - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyimprove on
he/she/itimproves on
present participleimproving on
past tenseimproved on
past participleimproved on

or improve upon

  1. improve on/upon something to make something better than it was before, or to do something better than you did before

    We hope to improve on last year’s performance.

See also main entry: improve