Definitions

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  • v. To spend more money than (someone) buying goods.
  • v. To outbid (someone) for something.
  • v. To reach a better purchase bargain than (someone).

Etymologies

From out- +‎ buy. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Whatever Beijing has up its sleeve, Taipei can only continue to try to outbuild, outbuy and outbluff its rival.

    Defending Taiwan

  • We've had a minimum of 134, the last several days it's been closer to 200, to do outbuy work as well.

    CNN Transcript Aug 15, 2007

  • Hark ye, lord! frown not so haughtily, -- that correspondence names thee as one who hast taken the gold of Count Charolois, and whom, therefore, King Louis may outbuy.

    The Last of the Barons — Volume 03

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