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get the better of

 
Verb get the better of has 1 sense
  1. get the better of, overcome, defeat - win a victory over; "You must overcome all difficulties"; "defeat your enemies"; "He overcame his shyness"; "She conquered here fear of mice"; "He overcame his infirmity"; "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up"
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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