out·​talk | \ ˌau̇t-ˈtȯk How to pronounce outtalk (audio) \
outtalked; outtalking; outtalks

Definition of outtalk

transitive verb

1 : to outdo or surpass in talking : to talk more than He was kind of dull and he talked too much, though I guess I shouldn't say that, because I can outtalk anyone.— Annie Elizabeth Delaney
2 : to get the better of by talking Don't let those swabs outtalk you!— Kenneth Roberts

Examples of outtalk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Although, it was said that Germaine shamefully outtalked the other two, and was inclined to set her cap alarmingly at her host. New York Times, "Richard Holmes: By the Book," 2 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of outtalk

1614, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Outtalk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outtalk. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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