Definition of outshine in English:

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Pronunciation: /aʊtˈʃʌɪn/

verb (past and past participle outshone)

[with object]
1Shine more brightly than: a supernova would outshine all the other stars in its galaxy
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  • Already it is impossible to miss the planet, a yellow-orange disc in the south-eastern sky far outshining the brightest star, Sirius.
  • From some angles, a supernova may outshine a galaxy.
  • No one had failed to see the awe-inspiring sight: it was so bright that it outshone the sun and turned the night into a veritable midnight afternoon.
1.1Be much better than (someone) in a particular area: it is a shame when a mother outshines a daughter
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  • But it's time to put our hands up and admit the French do outshine us in one particular area of popular music: hip hop.
  • However, you do make a good point about outshining people.
  • One girl stepped up and told me it's not about outshining another person.
surpass, be superior to, overshadow, eclipse, outclass, dwarf, tower above/over, put in the shade, upstage, put to shame, excel, exceed, transcend, top, cap, trump, beat, better, outstrip, outrun
informal be a cut above, be head and shoulders above, run rings round, leave standing, walk away from
archaic outrival, outvie

Words that rhyme with outshine

align, assign, benign, brine, chine, cline, combine, condign, confine, consign, dine, divine, dyne, enshrine, entwine, fine, frontline, hardline, interline, intertwine, kine, Klein, line, Main, malign, mine, moline, nine, on-line, opine, pine, Rhein, Rhine, shine, shrine, sign, sine, spine, spline, stein, Strine, swine, syne, thine, tine, trine, twine, Tyne, underline, undermine, vine, whine, wine

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