Definition of best verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

best

 verb
verb
NAmE//bɛst//
 
[usually passive]best somebody(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they best
 
he / she / it bests
 
past simple bested
 
-ing form besting
 
 
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to defeat or be more successful than someone He was determined not to be bested by his old rival.
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