Outdoing
Outdo Out*do" (out*d[=oo]"), v. t. [imp. {Outdid} (out*d[i^]d"); p. p. {Outdone} (out*d[u^]n"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Outdoing}.] To go beyond in performance; to excel; to surpass. [1913 Webster]

An imposture outdoes the original. --L' Estrange. [1913 Webster]

I grieve to be outdone by Gay. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

{To outdo oneself} to surpass one's own previous best performance. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • outdoing — out do || ‚aÊŠt duː v. surpass, excel …   English contemporary dictionary

  • one-upmanship — noun a) The art or practice of successively outdoing a competitor. They are bent on one upmanship. I think its hopeless to try to stop them. b) A succession of instances of outdoing a competitor. He always engaged in one upmanship …   Wiktionary

  • Outdid — Outdo Out*do (out*d[=oo] ), v. t. [imp. {Outdid} (out*d[i^]d ); p. p. {Outdone} (out*d[u^]n ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Outdoing}.] To go beyond in performance; to excel; to surpass. [1913 Webster] An imposture outdoes the original. L Estrange. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Outdo — Out*do (out*d[=oo] ), v. t. [imp. {Outdid} (out*d[i^]d ); p. p. {Outdone} (out*d[u^]n ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Outdoing}.] To go beyond in performance; to excel; to surpass. [1913 Webster] An imposture outdoes the original. L Estrange. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Outdone — Outdo Out*do (out*d[=oo] ), v. t. [imp. {Outdid} (out*d[i^]d ); p. p. {Outdone} (out*d[u^]n ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Outdoing}.] To go beyond in performance; to excel; to surpass. [1913 Webster] An imposture outdoes the original. L Estrange. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To outdo oneself — Outdo Out*do (out*d[=oo] ), v. t. [imp. {Outdid} (out*d[i^]d ); p. p. {Outdone} (out*d[u^]n ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Outdoing}.] To go beyond in performance; to excel; to surpass. [1913 Webster] An imposture outdoes the original. L Estrange. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • one-upmanship — also one upsmanship noun Date: 1952 the art or practice of outdoing or keeping one jump ahead of a friend or competitor < engaged in a round of verbal one upmanship > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • outdo — transitive verb (outdid; outdone; outdoing; outdoes) Date: 1607 1. to go beyond in action or performance 2. defeat, overcome Synonyms: see exceed …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • walk off with — phrasal 1. a. to steal and take away b. to take over unexpectedly from someone else ; steal 1d < walked off with the show > 2. to win or gain especially by outdoing one s competitors without difficulty …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shame — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English scamu; akin to Old High German scama shame Date: before 12th century 1. a. a painful emotion caused by consciousness of guilt, shortcoming, or impropriety b. the susceptibility to such emotion < …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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