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outdo

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verb out·do \-ˈdü\

Simple Definition of outdo

  • : to do better than (someone or something) : to be more successful than (someone or something)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of outdo

outdid

play \-ˈdid\

outdone

play \-ˈdən\

outdoing

play \-ˈdü-iŋ\

outdoes

play \-ˈdəz\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to go beyond in action or performance

  3. 2 :  defeat, overcome

Examples of outdo in a sentence

  1. Smaller companies often outdo larger ones in customer service.

  2. My sister always tried to outdo me in school.

  3. She scored 20 points in the first game. Not to be outdone, I scored 30 points myself in the second game.



1607

First Known Use of outdo

1607

Synonym Discussion of outdo

exceed, surpass, transcend, excel, outdo, outstrip mean to go or be beyond a stated or implied limit, measure, or degree. exceed implies going beyond a limit set by authority or established by custom or by prior achievement <exceed the speed limit>. surpass suggests superiority in quality, merit, or skill <the book surpassed our expectations>. transcend implies a rising or extending notably above or beyond ordinary limits <transcended the values of their culture>. excel implies preeminence in achievement or quality and may suggest superiority to all others <excels in mathematics>. outdo applies to a bettering or exceeding what has been done before <outdid herself this time>. outstrip suggests surpassing in a race or competition <outstripped other firms in sales>.

Rhymes with outdo

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OUTDO Defined for Kids

outdo

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verb out·do \au̇t-ˈdü\

Definition of outdo for Students

outdid

\-ˈdid\

outdone

\-ˈdən\

outdoing

\-ˈdü-iŋ\

outdoes

\-ˈdəz\
  1. :  to do better than :  surpass <He always tries to outdo everyone.>





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