What is the meaning of get the better of?

verb

  • Win a victory over.
    • usage: "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"
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APAWordNet. (2010). get the better of. Retrieved September 25, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/get_the_better_of/definitions/1281996
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "get the better of" http://smartdefine.org/get_the_better_of/definitions/1281996 (accessed September 25, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, get the better of, Smart Define, viewed 25 September, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/get_the_better_of/definitions/1281996>.
MLAWordNet. "get the better of" 23 October 2010. Web. 25 September 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/get_the_better_of/definitions/1281996>