out·​skate ˌau̇t-ˈskāt How to pronounce outskate (audio)
outskated; outskating

transitive verb

: to outdo or surpass in skating : to skate better than
Still, everyone in the Black Bears' locker room knew the game was really lost at the outset, when the Warriors … simply outworked and outskated their hosts.Mark Emmert

Examples of outskate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Brooks made sure his team was the best conditioned, so players had the legs to outskate and outlast their opponents. Los Angeles Times, 9 Feb. 2022 Under Ruff, the Stars were an offensive-minded team who used their speed to outskate opponents and wear them down. Stephen Hunt, star-telegram, 14 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of outskate was in 1862

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“Outskate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outskate. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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