Definition of outbox in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈaʊtbɒks/
North American
1An out tray.
Example sentences
  • He gestured a thumb towards the rather large boxed off out box.
  • Darcy initialed the routing slip in the proper place and tossed the folder into his outbox.
  • I nod to Jeff as he picks up the solitary envelope in my outbox, correspondence to a client asking them to kindly provide a new telephone number.
1.1A folder in which emails written by an individual are held before being sent.
Example sentences
  • I could probably be fired for some of the things that have emanated from my outbox.
  • Try as she might, her MS Word Document fax won't send out of the outbox.
  • Along with weather information and a listing of recent articles about Linux, Evolution shows how many messages are in your inbox and outbox.


Pronunciation: /ˈaʊtbɒks/
[with object]
Boxing Defeat (an opponent) by superior boxing ability: I don’t think he could stand back and try to outbox Leonard; he wasn’t big enough to do that
More example sentences
  • As one boxing historian stated, ‘If he could not outbox an opponent, he could certainly outlast the best of them.’
  • A successful businessman, he wasn't short of money but enjoyed the challenge of outboxing an opponent.
  • The unanimous decision that brought the end to his reign was due, in no small part, to the champion's decision to try and outbox his more skilled opponent, confining the use of his power advantage until the later rounds.

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