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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Synonyms for outlast

Synonyms

outlive, outwear

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Whatever happens down the road between Kim and Trump, or Kim and whoever follows Trump, since North Korean leaders tend to outlast American presidents, this is to be regarded as a moment of triumph. Fox News, "AP Analysis: In North and South Korea, 2 views of summit," 19 Sep. 2018 All of which is to say the 25-year veteran of the Supreme Court plans to outlast most of President Trump’s first term, giving Democrats a glimmer of hope that he’ll be unseated in 2020 and won’t receive another vacancy—not if RBG can help it. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "Ruth Bader Ginsburg Plans to Stay on the Supreme Court for “At Least Five More Years”," 30 July 2018 The Kona will even outlast electric cars that cost far more. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Hyundai’s Kona EV has great range and costs as much as the average car," 17 Dec. 2018 The first three didn’t produce a single goal, with Russia’s victory over Spain, Croatia outlasting Denmark and England squeezing its way past Colombia all going to penalty kicks. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "Extra time is lame. Let's just skip straight to penalties at the World Cup," 8 July 2018 Fredericksburg then outlasted Boerne, which spent most of the year in the 4A state rankings, for the District 28-4A championship. Adam Zuvanich, San Antonio Express-News, "Small-town Fredericksburg team big on talent," 23 May 2018 Naming justices and judges is easier than forging legislative compromises, and Trump understands that his judicial appointments represent a legacy that will long outlast his presidency. Adam Liptak And Maggie Haberman, BostonGlobe.com, "How the White House quietly worked to get Justice Kennedy to move aside," 29 June 2018 Naming justices and judges is easier than forging legislative compromises, and Mr. Trump understands that his judicial appointments represent a legacy that will long outlast his presidency. New York Times, "Inside the White House’s Quiet Campaign to Create a Supreme Court Opening," 28 June 2018 The bill gives the Pentagon new authority to close smaller installations that have outlasted their purpose and are a burden on taxpayers and the local community. Michael Collins And Nicole Gaudiano, USA TODAY, "House passes defense bill authorizing pay raise for troops, new jets and President Trump's military parade," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of outlast

1570, in the meaning defined above

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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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