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upper

1. Geology archaeol denoting the late part or division of a period, system, formation, etc.
2. Maths (of a limit or bound) greater than or equal to one or more numbers or variables
3. Informal any tooth of the upper jaw
4. Slang any of various drugs having a stimulant or euphoric effect

upper

[′əp·ər]
(geology)
Pertaining to rocks or strata that normally overlie those of earlier formations of the same subdivision of rocks.
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But the announcement of the agreement by EU leaders heartened investors in the afternoon and buying gained the upper hand in a wide range of shares, the analysts said.
BRITISH soldiers tasked with protecting a vital dam in Afghanistan say they have gained the upper hand against insurgents.
THE United States gained the upper hand over Europe in the fourballs at the Solheim Cup to take a 2.
In eastern Washington state, meanwhile, crews gained the upper hand on a wildfire that had prompted the evacuation of a small town.
Having started shakily, Colchester slowly gained the upper hand and Rowan Vine stung Jason Achterberg's fingertips with a long-range effort shortly before Andrews' equaliser.
Liverpool gained the upper hand with the goal of the game as Hart blasted the ball in from 20 yards on 50 minutes but the visitors bounced back through Stacey Aisthorpe.
Prince Dundee, trained by Jim Neville, gained the upper hand over Pace Stalker after the last flight of the Levy Board Novices' Handicap Hurdle to score by two and a half lengths.
Tech gained the upper hand in the eight computer rankings - the BCS uses seven and discards the lowest rating.
Susa gained the upper hand and remained an urban center into the 3rd millennium B.
Moore gained the upper hand and $210,000 cash with a prototype split-tail grub that he was flipping while sight-fishing in protected pockets outside Indian Creek.
Selling gained the upper hand as a bearish performance in Shanghai stocks fanned speculation that the Chinese economic growth would slow down, resulting in a sluggish global economic recovery, dealers said.
Dursley contested the forward battle up front, but as the game progressed Pontyclun gained the upper hand and ran in tries from Delme Price (2), Aeron Griffin, Andrew Yates, Scott Ashcroft and Grant Lloyd to win 34-5.