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outdo

Line breaks: out¦do
Pronunciation: /aʊtˈduː
 
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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
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
surpass, outshine, do better than;
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
archaic outrival, outvie

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