from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. Informal To keep one step ahead of (a competitor or opponent, for example).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To outdo, to do something slightly better than a competitor's prior effort.
- n. An additional life or an object that increases the player's number of chances or "lives" by one.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Ahead of a friend or competitor in some competitive activity.
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