Definition of outbuild
1 : to outdo in building free societies can outbuild … societies based on tyrannies — Dean Acheson
2 [1out + build] : to build outward or outside of the fish outbuilt her shell — R. W. Emerson
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Origin and Etymology of outbuild
out- + build
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