best-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: Get the better of; exceed (an opponent).

Commentary: Syntax is: NP1[agent] BEST NP2[patient] (PP) NP1[theme1] BEST [theme2]

John bested Mary in a battle of wits.
Stocks bested previous performance.
Stock pickers have bested a randomly selected portfolio most months
this quarter.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: best.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1