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English definition of “better”

better

adverb
 
 
/ˈbetər/
A1 comparative of well adverb: to a greater degree, or in a more successful or effective way: I'd like to get to know you better. Helen did much better than me in the exam.Becoming betterMaking things betterMaking progress and advancing
he/you, etc had better do sth A2 used in order to say what you think someone should do: You'd better hurry or you'll miss the train.Giving adviceThreats and warnings
know better to have enough experience not to do something stupid or something that will not achieve anything: I thought she'd listen to me - I should have known better.Knowledge and awareness
(Definition of better adverb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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