Quick answer
"Worst" is an adjective which is often translated as "peor", and "be better off" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "estar mejor". Learn more about the difference between "worst" and "be better off" below.
worst(
wuhrst
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (superlative of bad)
a. peor
Yesterday was the worst day of my life.Ayer fue el peor día de mi vida.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
2. (superlative of badly)
a. peor
My brother dances worst of all the siblings.Mi hermano baila peor que todos los demás hermanos.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (the most unpleasant thing)
a. lo peor
Don't worry. The worst is over.No te preocupes. Ya pasó lo peor.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to defeat)
a. vencer
The Dodgers were determined they weren't going to let themselves be worsted by the Giants this time.Los Dodgers estaban decididos a no dejarse vencer por los Giants esta vez.
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be better off
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to have more money)
a. estar mejor
I got a new job and now we're better off.Conseguí un nuevo trabajo y ahora estamos mejor.
b. irle mejor
Now that he's better off, Michael is saving to buy a car.Ahora que le va mejor, Michael está ahorrando para comprar un coche.
2. (to be in a better position)
a. estar mejor
I think you're better off without her. You were always arguing.Creo que estás mejor sin ella. No paraban de pelearse.
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