outdo

  • 1Outdo — 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]… …

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  • 2outdo — [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 …

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  • 3outdo — index beat (defeat), outbalance, outweigh, overcome (surmount), surmount, surpass, transcend …

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  • 4outdo — excel, outstrip, transcend, surpass, *exceed …

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  • 5outdo — [v] better, overcome beat, best, blow out of water*, bulldoze*, bury*, cook*, cream*, defeat, do in*, down*, eclipse, exceed, excel, fake out*, go one better*, leave behind*, lick*, outclass, outdistance, outfox, outgun, outjockey, outmaneuver,… …

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  • 6outdo — ► VERB (outdoes, outdoing; past outdid; past part. outdone) ▪ be superior to in action or performance …

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  • 7outdo — UK [ˌaʊtˈduː] / US [aʊtˈdu] verb [transitive] Word forms outdo : present tense I/you/we/they outdo he/she/it outdoes UK [ˌaʊtˈdʌz] / US present participle outdoing past tense outdid UK [ˌaʊtˈdɪd] / US [aʊtˈdɪd] past participle outdone UK… …

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  • 8outdo — out|do [autˈdu:] v past tense outdid [ ˈdıd] past participle outdone [ ˈdʌn] third person singular outdoes [ ˈdʌz] [T] 1.) to be better or more successful than someone else at doing something ▪ When it comes to speed of response, a small firm can …

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  • 9outdo — [[t]a͟ʊtdu͟ː[/t]] outdoes, outdoing, outdid, outdone 1) VERB If you outdo someone, you are a lot more successful than they are at a particular activity. [V n] It was important for me to outdo them, to feel better than they were... [V n] Both… …

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  • 10outdo — out|do [ aut du ] (past tense out|did [ aut dıd ] ; past participle out|done [ aut dʌn ] ) verb transitive to be better than someone else at doing something: The kids were trying to outdo each other. not to be outdone used for saying that someone …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11outdo — verb past tense outdid, past participle outdone, 3rd person singular present tense outdoes (T) 1 to be better or more successful than someone else at doing something: The economies of South East Asia are already outdoing Western competitors. |… …

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  • 12outdo — verb every year, Hank and Oscar try to outdo each other in the triathlon Syn: surpass, outshine, overshadow, eclipse, outclass, outmaneuver, get the better of, put in the shade, upstage; exceed, transcend, top, cap, beat, better, leave behind,… …

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  • 13outdo — transitive verb (outdid; outdone; outdoing; outdoes) Date: 1607 1. to go beyond in action or performance 2. defeat, overcome Synonyms: see exceed …

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  • 14outdo — /owt dooh /, v.t., outdid, outdone, outdoing. to surpass in execution or performance: The cook outdid himself last night. [1300 50; ME; see OUT , DO1] Syn. See excel. * * * …

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  • 15outdo — verb /ˈɑʊtdu/ To excel; go beyond in performance; surpass. Syn: outperform, outrival …

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  • 16outdo — Synonyms and related words: beat, beat all hollow, beat hollow, best, cap, defeat, destroy, do in, drub, exceed, excel, fix, hide, hors de combat, lambaste, lather, lick, outclass, outfight, outgeneral, outgo, outjump, outleap, outmaneuver,… …

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  • 17outdo — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. excel, exceed, surpass, outstrip, beat. See superiority. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. surpass, excel, overdo, beat; see defeat 1 , exceed . See Synonym Study at excel . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v …

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  • 18outdo — out do || ‚aÊŠt duː v. surpass, excel …

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  • 19outdo — verb (outdoes, outdoing; past outdid; past participle outdone) be superior to in action or performance …

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  • 20outdo — v. a. Excel, surpass, exceed, beat, outstrip, outvie, outgo, go beyond, be superior to …

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