out·​de·​liv·​er ˌau̇t-di-ˈli-vər How to pronounce outdeliver (audio)
outdelivered; outdelivering; outdelivers

transitive verb

: to outdo in making deliveries or in delivering results, a service, an audience, etc.
"Our goal is not to outsell our competitors," said Mr. VanDyke, the global director, "but outdeliver them in terms of experience, personal service, design and quality."The New York Times

Examples of outdeliver in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the Boston market, the NBC Sports Boston broadcast outdelivered the TNT broadcast by nearly 400 percent in total audience. BostonGlobe.com, 15 Dec. 2019 Many helicopters drop 375 gallons at a time; some air tankers, 1,300 gallons; the Aircrane outdelivered all the others at Lilac, with 2,650 gallons. Peter Rowe, sandiegouniontribune.com, 17 Dec. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of outdeliver was in 1950

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“Outdeliver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outdeliver. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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