improve upon something

improve upon something
imˈprove on/upon sth derived
to achieve or produce sth that is of a better quality than sth else

We've certainly improved on last year's figures.

Main entry:improvederived

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  • improve on something — imˈprove on/upon sth derived to achieve or produce sth that is of a better quality than sth else • We ve certainly improved on last year s figures. Main entry: ↑improvederived …   Useful english dictionary

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  • improve upon sth — UK US improve on/upon sth Phrasal Verb with improve({{}}/ɪmˈpruːv/ verb ► to do something in a better way or with better results than before: »We anticipate improving on last year s profits by a modest amount …   Financial and business terms

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  • improve — [im pro͞ov′] vt. improved, improving [earlier improw < Anglo Fr emprower < en , in + prou, gain, advantage < LL prode, advantage (back form. < L prodesse, to be of advantage): see PRO 2 & IS1] 1. Now Rare to use profitably or to good… …   English World dictionary

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  • improve on — phrasal verb improve on or improve upon [transitive] Word forms improve on : present tense I/you/we/they improve on he/she/it improves on present participle improving on past tense improved on past participle improved on improve on/upon something …   English dictionary

  • improve on — SURPASS, better, do better than, outdo, exceed, beat, top, cap. → improve * * * phrasal or improve upon : to improve or make useful additions or amendments to an inventor who improved on the carburetor system of the automobile remembered all the… …   Useful english dictionary

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