Definition of outcompete in English:


Line breaks: out|com¦pete
Pronunciation: /aʊtkəmˈpiːt


[with object]
1Surpass in a competitive situation: they were outcompeted by their foreign rivals
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  • It argued that societies should open themselves to imports not just out of necessity, but whenever foreign producers could outcompete domestic ones in terms of price and quality.
  • Deal with that, and don't bellyache about how that someone else is a bad guy because he's outcompeting you and preventing you from making money (even if you hope to use that money for behavior that benefits the public).
  • Most good fortune is obtained at the expense of someone else - your restaurant outcompetes the other, you get the promotion while your colleagues don't.
1.1 Biology Displace (another species) in the competition for space, food, or other resources: exotic species are outcompeting the native trees and fish
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  • Non-native, invasive plants often displace native species as they outcompete them for resources, such as space and light.
  • Trash birds hog the feeders, crowd the trees, and consistently outcompete other species for habitat and resources.
  • Species intentionally or accidentally carried by humans between continents and to islands have outcompeted existing species.

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