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

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