out·​hus·​tle ˌau̇t-ˈhə-səl How to pronounce outhustle (audio)
outhustled; outhustling

transitive verb

: to hustle more than : to outdo or defeat by hustling
"We definitely took them too lightly," Lakers center Vlade Divac said. "We came into the game thinking we were going to win. We deserve to lose and they deserve to win. They outhustled us."The New York Times

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Wildcats seemed to outhustle UConn to every 50-50 ball, leading to pivotal momentum turns. Shreyas Laddha, courant.com, 5 Feb. 2022 Loyola prides itself on forcing turnovers and turning those into goals because the Greyhounds can outrun and outhustle a lot of teams. Mike Preston, baltimoresun.com, 11 Mar. 2018 Ms. Ross, 53, who most recently served as in-house counsel for the regional transit authority here in the liberal Research Triangle, has managed to outhustle Mr. Burr in fund-raising throughout the year. Richard Fausset, New York Times, 26 Oct. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of outhustle was in 1945

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Cite this Entry

“Outhustle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outhustle. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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