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Synonyms for upper

topmost

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higher

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Synonyms for upper

being at a height or level above another

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the higher of two berths

piece of leather or synthetic material that forms the part of a shoe or boot above the sole that encases the foot

the topmost one of two

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higher in place or position

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superior in rank or accomplishment

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The round-of-16 duel could not be better placed with Manchester United in theory having the upper hand of an away goal, but Madrid likely to relish being away from home with their incredible counter-attacking threat.
Despite having the upper hand the Bluebirds were about to prove very much the authors of their own downfall.
Although generally having the upper hand West Kirby had to wait until extra time to claim victory when Richie Foulkes' 88th minute free-kick was deflected into the net to level the scores.
The recent league game between the two had ended in a 1-1 draw, with Sheffield having the upper hand, so Whitley made tactical changes to stifle the midfield and were prepared to defend.
In four years of competitive football the teams had met on several occasions with Corpus Christi always having the upper hand.
Points were exchanged quickly but the game closed up with the visitors having the upper hand when Sam Oatman scored the last eight points of the quarter which ended 63-46 to Mohawks.
Edinburgh are having the upper hand over Newcastle in recent meetings, winning the last four, including the Caledonian Cup semi-final a week ago.
The pair exchange plenty of banter over the cricket scores, with West Indies follower Willo usually having the upper hand over die-hard England fan Oggy.
They're used to having the upper hand, so when fate deals them a blow, such as making them shorter than they believe is manly, they hit out in anger.
McClay lines up in the third alternative Glasgow derby at Broadwood with league leaders Clyde having the upper hand with one win and a draw.
During the first debate, Romney was widely seen as having the upper hand by engaging in lucid explanations of policies that appeared more earnestly moderate than those adopted on the campaign trail.
Despite having the upper hand up front - with the Lions front-row trio of Jenkins, Matthew Rees and Adam Jones leading the way in a dominant scrum -Wales were unable to make the most of their plentiful possession against the Aussies.
Unsurprisingly, the opening 40 minutes were dominated by forward exchanges with Ulster just about having the upper hand through their more effective mauling and a pick-and-drive game which they played into the difficult conditions.
League action saw a big derby in The Premier Division with Shaftesbury 1886 having the upper hand thanks to Jamie Griffiths and Brian Cullen both notching a brace added to by a Jamie Gomez effort to beat Shaftesbury 02 (Matthew Cass (2), Jamie Breeze and Dean Stewart).
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