edge out

phrasal verb

edged out; edging out; edges out
: to slowly become more successful, popular, etc., than (someone or something)
The company is gradually edging out the competition.
Efficiency has edged out price as the top reason people give for buying the car.

Examples of edge out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Both Davidson and former President Donald Trump endorsed McGuire, who edged out Good by 375 votes. Scott Wartman, The Enquirer, 10 July 2024 Biden's efforts to shore up a deeply anxious Democratic Party came as lawmakers returned to Washington confronting a choice: Work to revive his campaign or try to edge out the party leader, a make-or-break time for his campaign and their own political futures. Compiled Bydemocrat-Gazette Stafffrom Wire Reports, arkansasonline.com, 9 July 2024 In the end, Qatar Airways took top honors, narrowly edging out last year’s winner Singapore Airlines. Bychris Morris, Fortune, 25 June 2024 Wilco’s longest album, edging out Being There by just 18 seconds, also brought the band closer to wholeheartedly embracing their country influences than any release since the mid-‘90s. Al Shipley, SPIN, 22 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for edge out 

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“Edge out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/edge%20out. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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