outfight
outfight outfight v. t. 1. to exceed in fighting; fight more competently; as, He outfought his challengers; the boxer outfought his opponent for eight rounds but lost the bout in the ninth on a knockout. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

2. to defeat in a battle; as, The French forces outfought the Germans.

Syn: get the better of. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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