outact

verb

out·​act ˌau̇t-ˈakt How to pronounce outact (audio)
outacted; outacting; outacts

transitive verb

: to outdo or surpass in acting
He's outacted at every turn by a spry supporting cast …Jason Lynch

Examples of outact in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Davis outacts Damon and Affleck, and Deloris outmaneuvers their shambling, aw-shucks professionalism — a shameless vaudeville routine by Hollywood sharks. Armond White, National Review, 12 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1644, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of outact was in 1644

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“Outact.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outact. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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