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Meaning of “better” - Learner’s Dictionary

better

noun     /ˈbetər/
for the better If a situation changes for the better, it improves: Their relationship has changed for the better.Becoming betterMaking things betterMaking progress and advancing
get the better of sb If a feeling gets the better of you, it becomes too strong to control: Curiosity finally got the better of her and she opened the letter.Power and intensityEnergy, force and power
Translations of “better”
in Chinese (Traditional) 更好的事物, 較好者, 更合適的舉止…
in Chinese (Simplified) 更好的事物, 较好者, 更合适的举止…
(Definition of better noun from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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