outplay

play
verb out·play \ˌau̇t-ˈplā\

Definition of outplay

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to play better than; especially :  to outdo in playing a game The Knicks took a 21-point lead in the first half, gave up 18 consecutive points in the third quarter, but outplayed the Kings down the stretch to win … — The Times Union (Albany, New York)

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1702

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