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English definition of “get the better of sb”

get the better of sb

to defeat someone in a competition: He fought fiercely, but his opponent easily got the better of him. If a feeling gets the better of you, you cannot stop yourself from allowing that feeling to make you do something, despite knowing that what you are doing is wrong: Her curiosity got the better of her and she opened the door and peeped inside.
(Definition of get the better of sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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