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improve on/upon sth

phrasal verb with improve uk   /ɪmˈpruːv/ us   /ɪmˈpruːv/ verb [I or T]
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improve on/upon sth

phrasal verb with improve uk   /ɪmˈpruːv/ us   verb
to do something in a better way or with better results than before: We anticipate improving on last year's profits by a modest amount.
(Definition of improve on/upon sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “improve on/upon sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 改进, 提高…
in Chinese (Traditional) 改進, 提高…
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