improve on

This page is about the phrasal verb improve on.

Meaning: If something is improved on, it's made better than it was.

For example:

  • be improved on After the website was sold to a big media company, its design was improved on.

  • improve on sth The sales team is trying hard to improve on last year's sales figures.

Note: "improve upon" has the same meaning but is more formal

Quick Quiz:

The design of our packaging was improved on, so now it looks

a. much better

b. much worse

c. about the same

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