American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To do more or better than in performance or action. See Synonyms at excel.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To excel; surpass; perform beyond.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To go beyond in performance; to excel; to surpass.
- v. get the better of
- v. be or do something to a greater degree
- out- + do (Wiktionary)
“Meanwhile, the company has seen its DVD sales of other titles outdo those of rivals because of its younger-skewing audience.”
“Nir Rosen, a fellow at the New York University Center for Law and Security, has appropriately quit after his callous Twitter comments, including a statement, "i'm rolling my eyes at all the attention she will get," and another one stating that she was trying to "outdo" CNN's Anderson Cooper, who was beaten up on the streets of Cairo.”
“Isn't it ridiculous to think that you can 'outdo' the original source?”
“Its an old past time to sit around and try to "outdo" each other's basic stories.”
“Today he was worried that today's younger generation won't "outdo" their forebearers in terms of quality of life.”
“Perhaps she can't afford to buy such things and feels a bit inadequate, but is unable to see that these gifts are to make a little boy happy, not to 'outdo' her in any way.”
“Researchers also looked for evidence of couples criticizing each other's parenting or trying to "outdo" each other in their efforts to work with the child.”
“The Charlton purchase may have been motivated by a desire not to be seen to "outdo" Abu Dhabi United Group by taking over England's most decorated club.”
“firstly I hope you are not offended by the length of this comment, I am not trying to 'outdo' you. secondly I am glad things sort of worked out for you and thirdly here is something that happened to me during this most recent largest propaganda campaign in human history”
“outdo" the two older boys and fulfill some urgent desire to fit in and be accepted because according to classmates at Patrick Henry HS he has no other friends, has rattled off several tasteless, nonsensical and completely unfunny scents that are unnaturally focused on bodily functions, like "Lon Chaney's boogers", "sour butt", "bloody urine" and most regretfully,”
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