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outfight Line breaks: out|fight
Pronunciation: /aʊtˈfʌɪt/

Definition of outfight in English:

verb (past and past participle outfought)

[with object]
Fight better than and beat (an opponent): he challenged a hundred men and outfought every one
More example sentences
  • Initially, however, the gamble seemed to pay off, as the Japanese armed forces outmanoeuvred and outfought their opponents in campaigns which brought victories in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaya, Burma, and the Philippines.
  • Time and again, he warned his side of the danger of being outfought by more eager opponents.
  • ‘You defeat your opponents by out-thinking them, not by outfighting them,’ she said.

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Word of the day innocuous
Pronunciation: ɪˈnɒkjʊəs
adjective
not harmful or offensive