Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To do more or better than (another) in performance or action. synonym: excel.
  • idiom (outdo oneself) To do something exceptional or superb, especially in relation to past efforts.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To excel; surpass; perform beyond.

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

  • transitive verb To go beyond in performance; to excel; to surpass.
  • transitive verb to surpass one's own previous best performance.

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

  • verb transitive To excel; go beyond in performance; surpass.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb get the better of
  • verb be or do something to a greater degree

Etymologies

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out- +‎ do

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