out·​fight | \ ˌau̇t-ˈfīt How to pronounce outfight (audio) \
outfought\ ˌau̇t-​ˈfȯt How to pronounce outfight (audio) \; outfighting

Definition of outfight

transitive verb

: to outdo or surpass in fighting or competing : to fight or compete harder or more skillfully than The southpaw went down from a counter left hook to the chin in the fifth … but appeared to outhustle and outfight Bujaj most of the way.— Bob Velin … Minnesota's pedestrian DBs [=defensive backs] could not outfight Penn State's big receivers.— David Jones

Examples of outfight in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Davison then outfought Minnesota’s Gabe Kalscheur and tipped the ball to Trice. Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 27 Mar. 2020 When Olave outfought two Penn State defensive backs for Fields’ rainbow into the end zone a few minutes later, the crowd exhaled. George Schroeder, USA TODAY, 23 Nov. 2019 Looking physically jaded, Madrid were outmuscled and outfought in most areas of the pitch, with the fresh legs of their heavily changed counterparts causing them all sorts of problems. SI.com, 7 Aug. 2019 One series that got the Gill crowd to its feet was Jones, who outfought two USA players for two rebounds, and finally a putback midway through the quarter. oregonlive, 5 Nov. 2019 Granted, there were times when Murray just chucked the ball and the Cardinals outfought the Ravens for it, but other times when Arizona receivers were wide open across the middle. Mike Preston, baltimoresun.com, 15 Sep. 2019 The Dons led 23-6 with 11:35 left in the fourth quarter when Dote completed a beautiful 19-yard strike to Josh Heverly, who outfought a defensive back for the ball in the end zone. Matt Schwab, The Mercury News, 23 Aug. 2019 Tillman leaped and reached over the head and shoulders of Moss and outfought him for the ball for a game-saving interception. Will Larkin, chicagotribune.com, 30 July 2019 They were not outplayed or outfought by a Juventus side which featured elite names such as Paulo Dybala, Sami Khedira, Blaise Matuidi and Douglas Costa. SI.com, 11 May 2018 See More

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1650, in the meaning defined above

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“Outfight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outfight. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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