verb (outrivals, outrivalling, outrivalled; US outrivals, outrivaling, outrivaled)[with object] • archaic
- Surpass in competition or comparison: they outrivalled the Spaniards in fanatical ferocityMore example sentences
- I have seen the Canadian and American Rockies, the Andes and the Alps and the Highlands of Scotland; but for simple beauty, Cape Breton outrivals them all.
- The dress is sewn with a garden of silk roses, outrivalled by the natural roses in her corsage and those fallen from it.
- But I'm so red in the face that I outrival a lobster, and the freshmen mistake my mortification for an admission of guilt.