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Autor:  Dale/CR
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  19/ABR/2009 8:39 PM
Assunto:  A most wanted
Mensagem:  From Merriam-Webster
b : to a very great degree <the argument was most persuasive> <a most careful workman>

It's not uncommon in English to hear or read "most" used to mean "very", as in the above quote from Merriam-Webster.

As for "to get the better of someone", this is also a common expression.  A boxer can get the better of an opponent.  You can get the better of your boss, perhaps, if you find him coming out of a motel with his secretary.  It can mean "to have an advantage over, to defeat, etc."

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
A most wanted  –  Aman  19/ABR/2009, 3:32 PM
A most wanted  –  PPAULO  19/ABR/2009, 5:53 PM
A most wanted  –  PPAULO  19/ABR/2009, 5:55 PM
get the better of somebody...  –  PPAULO  19/ABR/2009, 6:10 PM
 A most wanted  –  Dale/CR  19/ABR/2009, 8:39 PM
A most wanted b)  –  PPAULO  19/ABR/2009, 9:06 PM

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