Entry from British & World English dictionary
verb (outrivals, outrivalling, outrivalled; US outrivals, outrivaling, outrivaled)[with object] archaic
Surpass in competition or comparison: they outrivalled the Spaniards in fanatical ferocity
More example sentences
- I have seen the Canadian and American Rockies, the Andes and the Alps and the Highlands of Scotland; but for simple beauty, Cape Breton outrivals them all.
- The dress is sewn with a garden of silk roses, outrivalled by the natural roses in her corsage and those fallen from it.
- But I'm so red in the face that I outrival a lobster, and the freshmen mistake my mortification for an admission of guilt.
Words that rhyme with outrivaladjectival, arrival, deprival, genitival, imperatival, infinitival, relatival, revival, rival, substantival, survival
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.