out·​gen·​er·​al ˌau̇t-ˈje-nə-rəl How to pronounce outgeneral (audio)
outgeneraled; outgeneraling; outgenerals

transitive verb

: to surpass in generalship : outmaneuver

Word History

First Known Use

1767, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of outgeneral was in 1767

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“Outgeneral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outgeneral. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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