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Significado de “best” - Diccionario Inglés

Significado de "best" - Diccionario Inglés

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bestadjective

uk   us   /best/
A1 of the ​highestquality, or being the most ​suitable, ​pleasing, or ​effectivetype of thing or ​person: This is the best ​meal I've ​ever had. He's one of ​our best ​students. Are you ​sure this is the best way of doing it? What's the best (= ​shortest or ​quickest) way to get to ​theirhouse? Your ​parents only ​want what is best for you. She was my best friend (= the ​friend I ​liked most). It's best (= it is ​wise) to get to the ​supermarket early.

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bestadverb

uk   us   /best/
B1 in the most ​suitable, ​pleasing, or ​satisfactory way, or to the ​greatestdegree: Which ​evening would ​suit you best for the ​party? The Grand Canyon is best ​seen at ​sunset. He couldn't ​decide which one he liked best (= ​preferred).
to the ​greatestdegree when used as the superlative of ​adjectivesbeginning with "good" or "well": They were the best-dressed ​couple at the ​party. He was ​voted the best-looking (= most ​attractive)actor in ​Hollywood.
as best you can mainly UK
as well as you can: It is a ​difficultpassage, but just ​translate it as best you can.

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bestnoun [S]

uk   us   /best/
B1 the most ​excellent in a ​group of things or ​people: My ​tastes are ​simple - I only like the best. He ​wanted the best for his ​children - good ​schools, a ​nicehouse, and ​tripsabroad. I like all of Hitchcock's ​films, but I ​think "Notorious" is the best. Chris and I are the best offriends (= we are very ​closefriends).
all the best A2 informal
used to say ​goodbye, or to end a ​letter to someone you ​know well, or to ​send good ​wishes to someone: All the best toyourparents!
at best
C2 even when ​considered in the most ​positive way: The ​food was ​bland at best, and at ​worstcompletelyinedible.
at its best
B1 at the ​higheststandard that can be ​achieved: The ​documentary was an ​example of ​investigativejournalism at ​its best.
be at your best
to be as ​active or ​intelligent as you can be: I'm not at my best in the ​morning.
best of all
B2 this is the most ​pleasing thing: There was ​wonderfulfood, good ​company, and, best of all, a ​jazzband.
best of luck
used to ​wish someone ​success before a ​test, etc. or a ​difficultactivity: US Best of ​luck onyourfinals!UK Best of ​luck withyourfinals! We would like to ​wish you the (very) best of ​luck on/withyourmove to France.
the best of
In a ​sport such as ​tennis, if you ​play the best of a ​particularnumber of ​games, you ​play that ​number of ​games and the ​winner is the ​player who ​wins the ​greatestnumber of those ​games: Shall we ​play the best of five?
do/try your (very) best
B1 to make the ​greatesteffortpossible: It doesn't ​matter if you ​fail, just do ​your best.
have had the best of
If you have had the best of something, you have ​enjoyed the most ​pleasantpart of it, and everything that is ​left is ​worse: I ​think we've already had the best of the ​hotweather this ​summer.
to the best of your ability
as well as you can: Just do the ​job to the best of ​yourability.
to the best of my knowledge/belief
B2 from what I ​know and ​understand from the ​information that I have: To the best of my ​knowledge, the ​chemicals which were ​found are not ​dangerous.
for the best
C2 If an ​action is for the best, it is done to ​improve a ​situation or ​produce a good ​result, ​although it might ​seemunpleasant at the ​time: Ending a ​relationship is always hard but in this ​case it's for the best.
make the best of
B2 to make an ​unsatisfactorysituation as ​pleasant as ​possible: We'll have to ​spend the ​night here, so we might as well make the best of it.

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bestverb [T]

uk   us   /best/ formal
(Definition of best from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "best" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

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bestadjective, adverb

 us   /best/
  • best adjective, adverb (HIGHEST QUALITY)

of the ​highestquality, to the ​greatestdegree, in the most ​effective way, or being the most ​suitable or ​pleasing; superlative ofgood orwell: He’s one of ​our best ​students. Which of the ​songs did you like best? She was my best ​friend at ​school.
best bet
Someone’s best ​bet is the ​action most ​likely to be ​successful: If you ​want to get to the ​theater on ​time, ​your best ​bet is to get a ​cab.
Best wishes
Best ​wishes is a ​polite way of ​finishing a ​letter to someone.

bestnoun [U]

 us   /best/
  • best noun [U] (EXCELLENCE)

the most ​excellent in a ​group of things or ​people: As an ​athlete, ​Jim Thorpe is one of the best of all ​time. I like all of Hitchcock’s ​films, but I ​think "Notorious" is the best.

bestverb [T]

 us   /best/
  • best verb [T] (DEFEAT)

to ​defeat someone in a ​fight or ​competition: In ​chess, I was bested by my 13-year-old ​niece.
(Definition of best from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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