Definition of outdo in English:
verb (outdoes, outdoing; past outdid; past participle outdone)[with object]
Be superior to in action or performance: the men tried to outdo each other in their generosity not to be outdone, Vicky and Laura reached the same standard
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- A peak performer tries to outdo his last great performance every time he takes the field.
- Sprinkled with star performances and exotic themes, celebrity weddings are outdoing each other on extravagance.
- If you look at kids in elementary schools playing sports, the girls excel, often outdoing the boys.
overshadow, eclipse, outclass, outmanoeuvre, out-think, get the better of, dwarf, put in the shade, upstage, put to shame;
excel, exceed, transcend, top, cap, trump, beat, better, outdistance, outstrip, outrun, outpace, lead, leave behind, get (further) ahead of, gain on, draw away from, overtake, pass
informal be a cut above, be head and shoulders above, run rings round, leave standing, walk away from
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