out·​hus·​tle | \ ˌau̇t-ˈhə-səl \
outhustled; outhustling

Definition of outhustle

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

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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, "Preston: Bigger, stronger Duke men's lacrosse team out-athletes Loyola in 13-9 win," 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, "Protests and Storms Make North Carolina’s Election Year ‘a Bizarre Experience’," 26 Oct. 2016

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First Known Use of outhustle

1945, in the meaning defined above

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