get the better of

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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to defeat)
a. vencer
Nobody can get the better of the local army because they know the land so well.Nadie puede vencer al ejército local porque conoce la tierra muy bien.
b. ganar
With their star player injured, we can get the better of this team.Con su jugador estrella lesionado, podemos ganar a este equipo.
2. (to be too strong to resist)
a. superar
The actor's nerves got the better of him and he forgot his lines.Al actor le superaron los nervios y olvidó el texto.
b. apoderarse de
David wanted to invite Oreana to the dance, but his shyness got the better of him.David quería invitar a Oreana al baile, pero su timidez se apoderó de él.
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