out–Herod

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verb out–Her·od \ˌau̇t-ˈher-əd\

Definition of out–Herod

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to exceed in violence or extravagance —usually used in the phrase out-Herod Herod

Origin and Etymology of out–herod

out- + Herod the Great, depicted in medieval mystery plays as a blustering tyrant


First Known Use: 1602


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to decrease in size, extent, or degree

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