1. having gained an advantage in some way that betokens success, esp. over rivals.
2. leading an opponent by one point or one scoring unit: The home team was one up on the visitors. 3. one each; tied at a score of one: The score was one up in the ninth inning. 4. Print.with only one reproduction of a form per sheet or on a given sheet: We must print this job one up. 5. Journalism.using one more column of space than of type.
Pronunciation: (wun'up'),[key] —v.t.,-upped, -up•ping. to get the better of; succeed in being a point, move, step, etc., ahead of (someone): They one-upped the competition.