outlast

verb
out·​last | \ ˌau̇t-ˈlast How to pronounce outlast (audio) \
outlasted; outlasting; outlasts

Definition of outlast

transitive verb

: 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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Examples of outlast in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Donovan Mitchell scored 37 points and the Utah Jazz forced nine straight misses down the stretch to outlast the Los Angeles Clippers 117-111 on Thursday night and take a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series. Matthew Coles, ajc, 11 June 2021 Donovan Mitchell scored 37 points and the Utah Jazz forced nine straight misses down the stretch to outlast the Los Angeles Clippers 117-111 on Thursday night and take a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series. Matthew Coles, orlandosentinel.com, 11 June 2021 The Edina Cinema survived nearly 87 years — including 1981, when a tornado tore its iconic sign right off — but the movie theater could not outlast COVID-19. Kim Hyatt, Star Tribune, 2 June 2021 To the degree there is a broader rethinking of the role of work in people’s lives, this phenomenon will outlast this post-pandemic summer, whatever its temperature ultimately turns out to be. Neil Irwin, New York Times, 4 June 2021 The silicone will outlast anything and resists mold. BostonGlobe.com, 30 May 2021 Angresano said the city needs homeownership solutions that outlast the pandemic. Talis Shelbourne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 17 May 2021 After all, masks can provide protection from a range of threats that will outlast and outlive the COVID-19 pandemic, including seasonal colds and flus, allergens and even pollution. Sayanti Basu, Forbes, 5 May 2021 Today’s defund-and-invest advocates must confront this political reality and design systems that will outlast the current appetite for change. Sarah E. Ryan, Time, 20 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of outlast

1570, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of outlast was in 1570

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20 Jun 2021

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“Outlast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outlast. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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outlast

verb

English Language Learners Definition of outlast

: to last longer than (someone or something) : to continue to exist, be active, etc., longer than (someone or something)

outlast

verb
out·​last | \ au̇t-ˈlast \
outlasted; outlasting

Kids Definition of outlast

: to last longer than The boxer outlasted his opponent.

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