Definition of Outdo

1. Verb. Be or do something to a greater degree. "Sam cannot outdo Sue "; "This car outperforms all others in its class"




2. Verb. Get the better of. "The fighter managed to outdo his opponent"; "The goal was to best the competition"
Exact synonyms: Best, Outflank, Scoop, Trump
Generic synonyms: Beat, Beat Out, Crush, Shell, Trounce, Vanquish
Specialized synonyms: Outmaneuver, Outmanoeuvre, Outsmart

Definition of Outdo

1. v. t. To go beyond in performance; to excel; to surpass.

Definition of Outdo

1. Verb. (transitive) To excel; go beyond in performance; surpass. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Outdo

1. to exceed in performance [v -DID, -DONE, -DOING, -DOES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Outdo

outdelivering
outdelivers
outdent
outdented
outdenting
outdents
outdesign
outdesigned
outdesigning
outdesigns
outdid
outdistance
outdistanced
outdistances
outdistancing
outdo (current term)
outdodge
outdodged
outdodges
outdodging
outdoer
outdoers
outdoes
outdoing
outdone
outdoor
outdoor(a)
outdoor education
outdoor game
outdoor man

Literary usage of Outdo

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1920)
"Had he known that these young people were destined so to outdo him, the late Elagabalus would have died a disappointed man. Into this overheated atmosphere ..."

2. Entick's New Spelling Dictionary, Teaching to Write and Pronounce the by John Entick, Lindley Murray (1812)
"... т.д. to exceed or to outdo in roaring to beat O'.it'guard, t. the advance guard ... or outdo in leaping Outlet.-;-, f. л lally out, ¡Hue from, flight, ..."

3. Ireland Past and Present by Augustus J. Thébaud, John Habberton (1878)
"... those circumstances, and the Irish of to-day might outdo their ancestors; at all events, there is no reason for supposing that they would be inferior. ..."

4. The British Quarterly Review by Robert Vaughan, Henry Allon (1869)
"This is the sort of man you would expect to conquer time, and far outdo the allotted threescore and ten years. But, when you come to compare him with one or ..."

5. The Republic of Letters: A Weekly Republication of Standard Literature (1835)
"Shall I strive to outdo Mr. Herbert, in his humour, in his portraits so piquant and «o true ? Or shall I sharpen my pen's point, and hil off our friend ..."

6. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1843)
"i of worldly treasure, of the setting aside all other considerations, the mission- ed that, in a country where each strives to outdo his neighbour in the ..."

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