outwatch

verb

out·​watch ˌau̇t-ˈwäch How to pronounce outwatch (audio)
-ˈwȯch
outwatched; outwatching; outwatches

transitive verb

: to surpass in watching : to maintain a longer vigil than
So, the Spider, doggedly watching Estella, outwatched many brighter insects …Charles Dickens

Word History

First Known Use

1625, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of outwatch was in 1625

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“Outwatch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outwatch. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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