Phrasal Verbs

improve on

This page is about the phrasal verb improve on


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.

"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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