bettering bettering  /ˈbɛ tə rɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) changing for the better

Usage(s):

  1. He sets about bettering their fortunesan activity that requires a number of capital crimes.
  2. My father was hell-bent on bettering my lot and by extension our family's lot.
  3. As far as foreign policy is concerned, the Mullahs have already predetermined that bettering US relations is on the menu.

News

  1. Brunswick’s Ross sets 800 record

    BRUNSWICK — Brunswick High School senior Jamie Ross set a school record in the 800-meter run, while competing in the 68th annual New England Interscholastic Track and Field Championships Saturday at New Britain, Conn. Ross was timed in 1:55.16, bettering his old mark of 1:55.99, which he set in the State Class A Championships last week at Brewer High School. read more
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Times Record

  2. GYMGUYZ: NY-Based Mobile Personal Training Unit Continues Working Residents into Shape without Even Breaking a Sweat

    Known to be a very prominent client of Brownie Wise LLC, GYMGUYZ is now further advancing an aggressive marketing approach to reach customers who need a guiding light to the bettering of one's overall health. GYMGUYZ now features two domains, both of which directly target the two largest keyword terms in the personal fitness industry. (PRWeb June 11, 2013) Read the full story at http://www ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. First Person: 4 Ways I'm Bettering My Financial Future

    This year, I've challenged myself to get into better financial shape while having fun and bettering my overall quality of life. Four of my favorite tips:
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Yahoo! Contributor Network via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "The great thing is you don't leave Florida to go to another spot," Meyer said. "You go as a head coach or to the NFL for some ridiculous amount of money. If it's a chance to better your family, I'm in favor of bettering your family. I also...
    on Nov 19, 2008 By: Urban Meyer Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "He came to the realization that he isn't in the type of shape he needs to be in," Hufnagel told Calgary reporters. "He wants to go home to Winnipeg and work diligently at reducing his weight and bettering his conditioning."
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: John Hufnagel Source: Toronto Sun

  3. "Sometimes I make some bad decisions, it is not always that trouble seems to find me," Jones said, according to The Tennessean. "I am learning how to adjust to it and I am bettering myself as a person. I'm moving on and learning what I need...
    on Mar 7, 2008 By: Adam Pacman Jones Source: ESPN

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