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  1. get the better ofverb

    defeat, overpower, better

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  1. get the better of, overcome, defeatverb

    win a victory over

    "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"

    surmount, vote out, overwhelm, overcome, subdue, kill, get the best, whelm, overpower, shoot down, defeat, vote down, sweep over, have the best, overtake, get over, master

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  1. Retief Goosen:

    Played great the first two rounds and then didnt play all that bad yesterday, just let the course get the better of me, and today it was playing tough again. It was tough to get close, tough to make birdies, but managed to finish with four birdies in the last six holes or seven holes, so it was nice to pull it off.

  2. Gary Heyward:

    A lot of people will look at what's going on in New York -- that Joyce lady -- and wonder why, people do what they do for different reasons. It's just people being human, letting that thing that's most weak in them get the better of them.

  3. Daniel Andrews:

    We know we're on the cusp of something very, very bad if we don't get on top of this, i think a sense of complacency has crept into us as we let our frustrations get the better of us. I think that each one know someone who has not been following the rules as well as they should have. I think each of us know that we have got no choice by to take very very difficult steps.

  4. Rohan Sharma:

    We never allowed exuberance to get the better of hard business logic.

  5. Samuel Johnson:

    If I have said something to hurt a man once, I shall not get the better of this by saying many things to please him.

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