outlast

verb out·last \ ˌau̇t-ˈlast \
|Updated on: 8 Jun 2018

Definition of outlast

: to last longer than : to continue to exist, be active, etc., longer than (someone or something)
  • BookCourt … withstood the 1999 opening of a Barnes & Noble store just a few blocks away and even outlasted the owners' marriage.
  • —Eli Rosenberg

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First Known Use of outlast

1570

in the meaning defined above

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OUTLAST Defined for Kids

outlast

verb out·last \ au̇t-ˈlast \

Definition of outlast for Students

outlasted; outlasting
: to last longer than
  • The boxer outlasted his opponent.


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