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outshine

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verb out·shine \ˌau̇t-ˈshīn\

Simple Definition of outshine

  • : to do better than (someone or something) : to earn more respect or attention than (someone or something)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of outshine

outshone

play \-ˈshōn, especially British -ˈshän\ or

outshined

outshining

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to shine brighter than b :  to excel in splendor or showiness

  3. 2 :  outdo, surpass <outshone most of the other films in quality — Kathleen Karr>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to shine out

Examples of outshine in a sentence

  1. She outshines all the other actors in the film.

  2. <the trumpeter outshines all of his fellow band members>



1596

First Known Use of outshine

1596

Rhymes with outshine

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OUTSHINE Defined for Kids

outshine

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verb out·shine \au̇t-ˈshīn\

Definition of outshine for Students

outshone

\-ˈshōn\

outshining

  1. 1 :  to shine brighter than

  2. 2 :  to do better than :  outdo <We outshone our competition.>





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