Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To outdo (another) in talking.
  • transitive v. To outwit by talking.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To overpower, outdo, or surpass in talking.
  • v. To outwit by talking.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To overpower by talking; to exceed in talking; to talk down.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To overpower by talking; surpass in talking.

Etymologies

From out- +‎ talk. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    Revisiting the Stupid Party « Isegoria

  • His eyes could outtalk his tongue and that is saying a good deal, for he was a very remarkable talker.

    LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY

  • 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.

    Top Religion Newsmaker: Imam, pope or Sarah Palin?

  • The long “conversation” would also allow the Federalists to outtalk everyone else.

    Ratification

  • She could outrun, out-throw, out-swim, and outtalk anyone that challenged her.

    The Sluice

  • 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?

    Will Bunch: How Journalism Plays Twister...To the Right

  • I watched my cousins raised in an environment where yelling was done to outtalk each other and discipline.

    Is shouting considered the new spanking?

  • Failing that, we were trying to outtalk each other, making up for in volume and quantity what we lacked in quality and shared agreements.

    Prompt the first. « Love | Peace | Ohana

  • 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.

    Your Girlfriends Only Know So Much

  • Randi Rhodes is about the only liberal who can outtalk 2 rightwingers on national TV – hilarious!

    Firedoglake » Punk’d

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