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melhor adj comp de bombetter adj
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best adj (most excellent)melhor adj
 That's the best film I've ever seen.
 Esse é o melhor filme que eu já vi.
best adj (most advantageous)melhor adj
 What's the best thing we could do right now?
 Qual a melhor coisa que poderíamos fazer agora?
best adj (most desirable)melhor adj
 The best cake is the one with the cherry on top.
best adj (most suitable)melhor adj
 He is the best candidate for the job.
 Ele é o melhor candidato ao emprego.
best adv (superlative of well)melhor adv
 Of all the singers, she sings best.
 De todos os cantores, ela canta melhor.
best adv (most suitably)melhor adv
 That topic is best left untouched for now.
best adv (to the highest degree)melhor adv
 mais bem
 She's the best qualified member of the team.
 Ela é o membro mais qualificado do time.
better adv (comparative of well)melhor adv
 He plays the guitar better than Jimi Hendrix.
 Ele toca guitarra melhor do que o Jimi Hendrix.
better adv (in a more desirable way)melhor adv
 To serve you better we have provided free coffee at the entrance.
 Para servi-lo melhor, providenciamos café grátis na entrada.
better adv (more completely)melhor adv
 You remember it better than I do.
better adv (more thoroughly)melhor adv
 He'll explain it better than I can.
better adj (comparative of good)melhor adj
 This essay is better than the last one you wrote.
better adj (superior)melhor adj
 He's better at tennis than I am.
 Ele é melhor do que eu no tênis.
better adj (more virtuous)melhor adj
 She's better than any of us.
better adj (of greater value)melhor adj
 Getting it done now is better than waiting until the morning.
better adj (of greater use) superiormelhor adj
 A mallet is better than a hammer for driving in tent pegs.
better adj (of greater fitness)melhor adj
 Candidate C is better than candidate F for this job.
better adj (healthier)melhor adj
 Are you feeling any better?
 Estás te sentindo melhor?
better n (sthg having greater worth) que é superior a tudo o maismelhor sm
 I've seen better.
better n ([sb] having greater worth)melhor sm
 You should always show respect to your betters and elders.
special adj (superior)especial adj
 melhor adj
 That guy thinks that he is special.
top adj (greatest)melhor adj
 I think Paul Robeson was the top bass singer of this century.
top adj (best)melhor adj
 Kristi is the top athlete in her sport.
greatest adj (best)melhor adj
finer adj (comparative of fine) comparativo:fino, bommelhor adj
better for adj colloquial, UK (more cheerful thanks to)melhor
 If you're tired, have a nap; you'll feel better for it.
plum adj figurative (good, easy)melhor adj
all adj (to the greatest degree)tanto melhor
 Big eyes? All the better to see you with.
all n (best effort)todo sm
 o melhor loc sm
 He gave it his all.
highlight n (most important moment) o momento mais importantemelhor, destaque sm
 o ponto culminanteauge sm
 The highlight of the trip was the visit to the Eiffel Tower.
 O melhor (or: destaque) da viagem foi a visita à Torre Eiffel.
 O auge da viagem foi à visita a Torre Eiffel.
OK, OK, O.K., okay adj (healthy) saudávelmelhor, o.k. adj
 You were sick yesterday. Are you OK today?
bollocks n UK, slang (with "the": top quality) INGL, gíria: melhor qualidadeo melhor loc sm
outfox vtr (outwit) sobrepujar em astúciasuperar, tapear vt
 levar a melhor loc vt
 levar vantagem loc vt
superlative adj (best)superlativo, melhor adj
alias prep (also known as) também conhecido comoaliás adv
 ou melhor, ou seja loc adv
a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush expr proverb ([sth] that you already have is better than the promise of [sth] better)melhor um pássaro na mão do que dois voando proverb
 I'm told I can do better if I keep looking for opportunities, but I'll stay at this job for now: a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
as best you can adv (to the best of your ability)da melhor maneira possível loc adv
 Muddle through as best you can, and we'll fix the mistakes later.
better for adj (providing greater health benefits for) dando melhores benefícios à saúdemelhor para
 Apples are better for you than cheeseburgers.
better world n (heaven) céuvida melhor sf
 After her husband's death, Rachel took comfort in the idea that he had gone to a better world.
change for the better n (improvement) melhorarmudança para melhor
 Her lovely, new hair style is definitely a change for the better.
do your utmost to v (do everything you can to)fazer o seu melhor
ease up vi (treat [sb] less harshly) tratar alguém com menos severidadetratar melhor loc v int
for the best adv (having a positive or beneficial outcome)para o melhor, com boa intenção loc adv
 I'm disappointed I couldn't go, but perhaps it was for the best: I got lots of studying done.
for the better adv (in a positive or beneficial way)para melhor loc adv
 Her life has changed for the better since she moved here.
good friend n ([sb] close, trusted)bom amigo, melhor amigo loc sm
 My good friend will always tell me the truth, and always in a kind way.
it is all for the best (it is the most beneficial outcome)melhor assim, assim é melhor
 I lost my job, but it's all for the best since now I can start a business, just like I always wanted.
at best adv (no greater or better than)na melhor das hipóteses loc adv
 It won't be ready until tomorrow at best.
be better than vtr (be superior to)ser melhor do que loc vt
feel better vi (be healthier)sentir-se melhor loc v int
 I'm feeling much better now that I've lost weight.
feel better vi (be reassured)sentir-se melhor loc v int
 I feel better knowing he is home safe and sound.
even better adj (greater or nicer still)até melhor loc adv
even better adv (with more skill, effectiveness, etc. )até melhor loc adv
 He plays the guitar even better than we originally thought.
best friend nmelhor amigo loc sm
prevail vi (sports: win)levar a melhor loc v int
 vencer v int
better than nothing melhor do que nada
do one's best fazer o seu melhor
do one's best to do [sth] fazer o melhor possível
do the best you can faça o melhor que puder
do your best faça o seu melhor
get the better of [sb] tirar o melhor de alguém
go all out fazer o melhor possível
 dar o seu melhor
have better things to do ter coisas melhor a fazer
head and shoulders above muito melhor do que
hope for the best esperar o melhor
make the best of fazer o melhor de
make the best of it fazer o melhor disso
make the most of your time aproveitar o tempo da melhor maneira
next best thing melhor alternativa
put your best foot forward dar o melhor de si mesmo
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