excel oneself

excel oneself
excel oneself (often ironic)
To do better than usual or previously
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Main Entry:excel

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  • excel oneself — Brit. perform exceptionally well. → excel …   English new terms dictionary

  • excel — ► VERB (excelled, excelling) 1) be exceptionally good at an activity or subject. 2) (excel oneself) perform exceptionally well. ORIGIN Latin excellere, from celsus lofty …   English terms dictionary

  • excel — [ɪk sɛl, ɛk ] verb (excels, excelling, excelled) be exceptionally good at an activity or subject. ↘(excel oneself) Brit. perform exceptionally well. Origin ME: from L. excellere, from ex out, beyond + celsus lofty …   English new terms dictionary

  • excel — v. (excelled, excelling) (often foll. by in, at) 1 tr. be superior to. 2 intr. be pre eminent or the most outstanding (excels at games). Phrases and idioms: excel oneself surpass one s previous performance. Etymology: ME f. L excellere (as EX (1) …   Useful english dictionary

  • distinguish oneself — excel, become famous (because of one s excellent work) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • To outdo oneself — Outdo Out*do (out*d[=oo] ), v. t. [imp. {Outdid} (out*d[i^]d ); p. p. {Outdone} (out*d[u^]n ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Outdoing}.] To go beyond in performance; to excel; to surpass. [1913 Webster] An imposture outdoes the original. L Estrange. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • education — /ej oo kay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life. 2. the act or process of… …   Universalium

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