English verb: get the better of
|1.||get the better of (competition) win a victory over|
|Samples||You must overcome all difficulties.|
Defeat your enemies.
He overcame his shyness.
He overcame his infirmity.
Her anger got the better of her and she blew up.
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Narrower (hyponym)||beat, beat out, come through, conquer, crush, demolish, destroy, down, expel, lurch, make it, nose, overrun, pull round, pull through, rout, rout out, shell, skunk, survive, trounce, upset, vanquish, wallop|