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 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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  • 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

  • outdo — [out΄do͞o′] vt. outdid, outdone, outdoing to exceed or surpass SYN. EXCEL outdo oneself 1. to do something better than one ever did before or thought one could do 2. to make a supreme effort …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • 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… …   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

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