outcompete

verb out·com·pete \ ˌau̇t-kəm-ˈpēt \
|Updated on: 5 Aug 2018

Definition of outcompete

outcompeted; outcompeting
: to defeat, outdo, or displace by competing more effectively or aggressively
  • rival teams trying to outcompete one another
  • … one popular theory holds that dinosaurs outcompeted rival groups in their rise to world domination.
  • —Kate Wong

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1889

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