Definitions

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  • v. To build more or better than.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To exceed in building, or in durability of building.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To exceed in building, or in durability of building.

Etymologies

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out- +‎ build

Examples

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

    Defending Taiwan

  • The Allied Powers, therefore, are able immensely to outbuild the Axis

    Orwell’s BBC Broadcasts: Colonial Discourse and the Rhetoric of Propaganda

  • It had been a mighty fortress in another age and time, and its walls and outbuild - ings sprawled across the grasslands for perhaps a mile in all direc - tions.

    Ilse Witch

  • Afraid of the demon they had so loosed the nations then engaged in so-called "cold wars" during which all countries raced to outbuild each other in the stock piling of new and more drastic weapons and the mobilization of manpower into the ancient "armies."

    Star Flight

  • But the effect was that of a Northern victory; for the _Merrimac_ was balked of her easy prey, and the North gained time to outbuild the South completely.

    Captains of the Civil War; a chronicle of the blue and the gray

  • But as you see, our President and our Mr. Daniels have already said, 'Very well, we will outbuild you.'

    A Straight Deal or The Ancient Grudge

  • They set the Germans trying to outbuild the British fleet; more fortunately they were an inspiration to naval enthusiasts in this country also.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, December 22, 1920

  • Middle East, as are the agenda items that he is pursuing to grow the economy and increase jobs in America and make sure we outinnovate, outbuild and outeducate the competition in the 21st century.

    NY Daily News

  • Mr Obama claimed that America needs to "out-innovate, out-educate and outbuild the rest of the word".

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • He told the nation that America had broken the back of the recession and had now to "out-innovate, out-educate, and outbuild the rest of the world", tackle the deficit, reform the government and become "the best place on earth to do business."

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

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