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to outmaneuver (an opponent), especially with the aid of some extra resource

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Elsewhere a platoon of girls one-ups the tractor-pull-with-teeth trick, using their outrageously long braids to drag an entire farmhouse off its moorings-in a snowstorm, no less (Traction, 2002).
Stonyfield Farm, which operates out of Londonderry, New Hampshire, one-ups Brown Cow in the yogurt size wars with a bucket-size 32-ouncer.
Dog Park one-ups its predecessors by having two near-catatonic principals.
The administration's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issues reports, Congress holds hearings, the president upstages Congress by holding a press conference, Congress one-ups the president by releasing GAO reports, ad nauseam.
Then Dornan one-ups Buchanan with, "We can no longer go on killing 1.