Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To climb beyond; surpass by or as by climbing; rise higher than; overtop.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To climb beyond; to surpass in climbing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To climb better or farther than.

Etymologies

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out- +‎ climb

Examples

  • He could outclimb, outswim, outrun, outdevil any of them; while none dared fight with him.

    When the World Was Young

  • The bottom line answer is that a fit rider will outclimb an unfit rider, regardless of which kind of bike they're on.

    Hacking Away: Epic Schemes and Epic Rides

  • I instructed him to convene the ambassadors, and I asked him to immediately put into action all of the -- all-out diplomatic authorities, all of our representations throughout the world to explain, and again, outclimb and present the loathsome activities of these Arab terrorist organizations.

    CNN Transcript Nov 28, 2002

  • Forget that I could outrun him, outclimb him, and that I'd slept in these mountains gunless and manless other times before.

    When the Wind Blows

  • Forget that I could outrun him, outclimb him, and that I'd slept in these mountains gunless and manless other times before.

    When The Wind Blows

  • He could outclimb, outswim, outrun, outdevil any of them; while none dared fight with him.

    When the World was Young

  • He could outrun, outjump, or outclimb any man, easily.

    Dutch Fairy Tales for Young Folks

  • Because jobs and promotion opportunities are scarce, many workers are worried that someone who is more connected and available could outclimb them on the corporate ladder, says Peggy Klaus, an executive coach in Berkeley, Calif.

    NYT > Home Page

  • That alone is good reason not to try to outrun or outclimb a bear.

    SIMCOE - Home

  • An animal that can outrun, outclimb and outwrestle an NFL linebacker seems to curry immediate respect.

    JSOnline.com

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