Outplay
Outplay \Out*play"\, v. t. To excel or defeat in a game; to play better than; as, to be outplayed in tennis or ball. [1913 Webster]

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  • outplay — index beat (defeat), surpass Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • outplay — ► VERB ▪ play better than …   English terms dictionary

  • outplay — [out΄plā′] vt. to play better than …   English World dictionary

  • outplay — UK [ˌaʊtˈpleɪ] / US [aʊtˈpleɪ] verb [transitive] Word forms outplay : present tense I/you/we/they outplay he/she/it outplays present participle outplaying past tense outplayed past participle outplayed to play much better than your opponent in a… …   English dictionary

  • outplay — /owt play /, v.t. to play better than. [1640 50; OUT + PLAY] * * * …   Universalium

  • outplay — verb To excel or defeat in a game; to play better than; as, to be outplayed in tennis or ball …   Wiktionary

  • outplay — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. overcome, surpass, beat; see defeat 1 , exceed …   English dictionary for students

  • outplay — out|play [autˈpleı] v [T] to beat an opponent in a game by playing with more skill than they do …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • outplay — out|play [ aut pleı ] verb transitive to play much better than your opponent in a sport …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • outplay — [[t]a͟ʊtple͟ɪ[/t]] outplays, outplaying, outplayed VERB In sports, if one person or team outplays an opposing person or team, they play much better than their opponents. [V n] We outplayed the Australians... [V n] He was outplayed by the Swedish… …   English dictionary

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