American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To outdo (another) in talking.
- v. To outwit by talking.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To overpower by talking; surpass in talking.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To overpower by talking; to exceed in talking; to talk down.
- From out- + talk. (Wiktionary)
“Throughout history people have come along who were able to outtalk and outthink their neighbors, like the paradox-bearing sophists of ancient Greece or the mocking philosophes of the eighteenth century French salon.”
“His eyes could outtalk his tongue and that is saying a good deal, for he was a very remarkable talker.”
“As he arrives city after city, major media will revisit the controversy over its site near Ground Zero and Rauf will endeavor to outtalk, outpray, objections to the project, which was also the number one religion story of the year on the RNA List.”
“The long “conversation” would also allow the Federalists to outtalk everyone else.”
“She could outrun, out-throw, out-swim, and outtalk anyone that challenged her.”
“Did you ever watch the Sunday political talk shows, and the regular cavalcade of aggressively conservative pols and pundits, who usually outnumber and outtalk the handful of passive "liberals," many of whom aren't even that liberal?”
“I watched my cousins raised in an environment where yelling was done to outtalk each other and discipline.”
“Failing that, we were trying to outtalk each other, making up for in volume and quantity what we lacked in quality and shared agreements.”
“If you know your man has trouble communicating, do not use it as an opportunity to outtalk him or not let him get his point across.”
“Randi Rhodes is about the only liberal who can outtalk 2 rightwingers on national TV – hilarious!”
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