outact

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

Definition of outact

transitive verb

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

First Known Use of outact

1644, in the meaning defined above

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“Outact.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outact. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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