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To be the best or better than someone else - thesaurus

Synonyms

surpass

verb

to be better or greater than something else

outdo

verb

to be better than someone else at doing something

rise above

to be better than other things of the same type

you can’t beat something

verb

informal to be better than something else

outshine

verb

to be much better than someone or something else

overtake

verb

to become better than another person

be more than a match for someone

to be better, stronger, cleverer etc than someone who you are competing against

be in a class of your/its own

to be much better than anyone or anything else

be as good as it gets

to be extremely good, so that nothing is likely to be better

beat

verb

to do something faster, for longer, more times etc than has been done before

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More synonyms

be a cut above

to be much better than someone or something else

beat/play someone at their own game

to do better at an activity than someone who has a reputation for being very good at it

be/get one up on someone

to have or get an advantage over someone, usually by being better than they are at something

be hard to beat

to be very good, or to be better than other things of its kind

be the cat’s whiskers

to be better than everyone else

(be) the tops

to be the best or the most successful

better

verb

to achieve a better result than someone or something

be without equal

to be better than anyone or anything else

come out on top/come out tops

to be the best or the winner

eat your heart out

used for saying that you are doing something much better than a famous person does it

knock someone/something into a cocked hat

to be much better than someone or something

knock spots off

British to be much better than someone or something

leave someone/something standing

to be so much better than someone or something that they cannot possibly reach the same standard or level

outclass

verb

to be much better than someone or something else

outdistance

verb

to do something better, more quickly, or more successfully than someone or something else

outflank

verb

to get an advantage over someone, for example in business or politics

outperform

verb

to do something better than someone or something else

outsmart

verb

to gain an advantage over someone, especially by using a clever or dishonest trick

outstrip

verb

to go faster or do something better than someone else

outwit

verb

to gain an advantage over someone, especially by using a clever or dishonest trick

reign supreme

to be the best or the most important

rival

verb

to be as good as someone or something else

top

verb

to be better or more impressive than something else

tower

verb

to be much better, more famous, more important etc than other people or things of a similar kind

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