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  • n  the supreme effort one can make
    they did their best
  • n  the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others
    he could beat the best of them
  • n  Canadian physiologist (born in the United States) who assisted F. G. Banting in research leading to the discovery of insulin (1899-1978)
  • v  get the better of
    the goal was to best the competition
  • a  (superlative of `good') having the most positive qualities
    the best film of the year
    the best solution
    the best time for planting
    wore his best suit
  • s  (comparative and superlative of `well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable
    the White House thought it best not to respond
  • a  having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified
  • s  having the normally expected amount
  • a  morally admirable
  • s  deserving of esteem and respect
  • s  promoting or enhancing well-being
  • s  agreeable or pleasing
  • s  of moral excellence
  • s  having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
  • s  thorough
  • s  with or in a close or intimate relationship
  • s  financially sound
  • s  most suitable or right for a particular purpose
  • s  resulting favorably
  • s  exerting force or influence
  • s  capable of pleasing
  • s  appealing to the mind
  • s  in excellent physical condition
  • s  tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health
  • s  not forged
  • s  not left to spoil
  • s  generally admired
  • r  in a most excellent way or manner
    he played best after a couple of martinis
  • r  it would be sensible
    you'd best stay at home
  • r  from a position of superiority or authority
    father knows best
  • r  (often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard (`good' is a nonstandard dialectal variant for `well')
  • r  thoroughly or completely; fully; often used as a combining form
  • r  indicating high probability; in all likelihood
  • r  (used for emphasis or as an intensifier) entirely or fully
  • r  to a suitable or appropriate extent or degree
  • r  favorably; with approval
  • r  to a great extent or degree
  • r  with great or especially intimate knowledge
  • r  with prudence or propriety
  • r  with skill or in a pleasing manner
  • r  in a manner affording benefit or advantage
  • r  in financial comfort
  • r  without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor

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News & Articles

  • Best Buy recalls batteries over fire risk
    Best Buy is recalling 5,100 replacement batteries for the MacBook Pro due to a fire risk.
    June 20, 2013 -
  • Is Best Buy's CEO Hubert Joly The Best Buy?
    Best Buy’s voting record on Say on Pay, the advisory shareholder vote on executive compensation, is not good. Last year, only 38 percent of shareholders voted for the management resolution compared to 97 percent the year before. And now again the company faces another potential rebellion as one major proxy advisory, ISS, is recommending a vote against the resolution, while another, Glass Lewis ...
    June 20, 2013 - Forbes
  • Best Buy recalls 5,100 MacBook Pro replacement batteries after reports of fire
    Best Buy has recalled about 5,100 replacement batteries for Apple's MacBook Pro laptops, after 13 reports that the battery caught fire, a U.S. consumer safety agency said.        
    June 20, 2013 - TechWorld

  • Johan Cruyff in USA Today
    Last night, that same Germany team that dazzled us against Argentina played football as it knows best; a football that without a doubt would have been enough to beat any other team. But not Spain,Cruyff said. "If Spain goes for you, it...
  • Lindsay Lohan in Boston Globe
    I did do everything I was told to do and did the best I could to balance jobs and showing up,Lohan told the judge. "It wasn't vacation, it wasn't some sort of a joke."
  • Joachim Loew in The Associated Press
    I am sure Spain will win the title,Germany coach Joachim Loew said after Spain beat his team 1-0 in the World Cup semifinals Wednesday night. "They're the best team."

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