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

Definition of outdeliver

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 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, "How air power helped defeat the Lilac fire," 17 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of outdeliver

1950, in the meaning defined above

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“Outdeliver.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outdeliver. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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