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

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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, "Why AC Milan's Future Is Bright Under Gattuso and Young Stars Despite Underwhelming Season," 11 May 2018 But the Todd Pletcher-trainee showed his class down the lane and outfought Lone Sailor to the wire under jockey John Velasquez. Brett Duke, NOLA.com, "Saints' Thomas Morstead shaves his head for a cause," 24 Mar. 2018 Trubisky put Chicago ahead 17-3 in the third quarter with an on-the-run, 27-yard touchdown pass to tight end Dion Sims, who outfought Tony Jefferson for the ball in the end zone. USA TODAY, "Bears beat Ravens 27-24 in overtime as Jordan Howard rushes for 167 yards," 15 Oct. 2017 The drive also featured the highlight of the first half as Banks broke a sure tackle and found Clewis, who outfought a defender for the catch at the 9-yard-line. Joseph Halm, NOLA.com, "Missed opportunities prove critical in Tulane's 17-16 homecoming loss to Cincinnati," 6 Nov. 2017 First, Rasul Douglas outfought Kelvin Benjamin and knocked away a pass in the end zone. Les Bowen, Philly.com, "Eagles earned a front-row seat for this weekend's NFL action," 13 Oct. 2017 Soutache, a 4-1 shot who was one of four entered by trainer Ralph Nicks, outfought World of Trouble in the final yards, setting a stakes record 1:22.46 in the process under Eric Cancel, who came south from Saratoga for the mount. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Marlins Man's filly wins Sire Stakes," 3 Sep. 2017 On Thursday, Monfils simply outfought Donald Young, breaking the American at 5-5 in the decisive set and walking off a winner 6-3, 6-7, 6-4, 2-6, 7-5. Jon Wertheim, SI.com, "Roger Federer's Bizarre Win, Longest U.S. Open Women's Match Headline Day 4," 31 Aug. 2017 But each time, the warriors outfought them, and the families and their horse herd proved far more nimble on rough terrain. Daniel J. Sharfstein, Slate Magazine, "“We Only Ask an Even Chance to Live as Other Men Live”," 24 May 2017

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1650, in the meaning defined above

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