out·​drink | \ ˌau̇t-ˈdriŋk How to pronounce outdrink (audio) \
outdrank\ ˌau̇t-​ˈdraŋk How to pronounce outdrink (audio) \; outdrank or outdrunk\ ˌau̇t-​ˈdrəŋk How to pronounce outdrink (audio) \; outdrinking

Definition of outdrink

transitive verb

: to drink more than especially : to drink more alcohol than During rodeo week, Las Vegas sells more booze than during any other week of the year: cowboys outdrink even bikers. — Allison Glock

Examples of outdrink in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Humans have known about hamsters’ affinity for alcohol since at least the 1950s, when scientists in Texas found that hamsters could outdrink the common lab rat. Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic, 26 Dec. 2021 The main objective is to get out of hell, which can be accomplished by outdrinking Satan, which not so subtly makes real life something of a permanent hangover. Los Angeles Times, 20 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of outdrink

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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31 Dec 2021

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“Outdrink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outdrink. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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