Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To exceed in acting.
- To act openly and boldly.
- v. transitive To act (play a role in theatre, film etc.) better than.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. rare To do or beyond; to exceed in acting.
- out- + act (Wiktionary)
“Its really SAD when the leads cant really act and the secondary actors like Anna, Mike, Rachelle and Co. outact your main actors.”
“The ability to outact by a factor of 10 to 1 everyone else in the movie!”
“At least THE ROBE had Victor Mature, whose face could outact most people's entire bodies.”
“TV funny guys Paul ( "Mad About You") Reiser and Tim ( "Home Improvement") Allen may not be able to outact Marlon Brando, but they easily bested him at the bookstore.”
“It is incredible to consider the motion of some minds upon the sudden surprise of danger; and how much in such cases some will even outact themselves; how much quicker their wit is to invent, and their courage to execute, than at other times.”
“Graham is probably buried in a hole somewhere (Thankfully, he can still outact Ryan Reynolds).”
“Her role nearly screams 'awards bait,' but Scott Thomas is a deft enough performer not to outact [Elsa]”
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