Definitions

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  • verb To lift more weight of something than someone else.

Etymologies

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out- +‎ lift

Examples

  • The defense quickly pulled ahead, and it seemed that almost all of their players could outlift ours.

    Still Kicking

  • On his worst day, he could outlift a sixteen-year-old boy.

    Scott Free

  • On his worst day, he could outlift a sixteen-year-old boy.

    Scott Free

  • On his worst day, he could outlift a sixteen-year-old boy.

    Scott Free

  • On his worst day, he could outlift a sixteen-year-old boy.

    Scott Free

  • "I'm going on twenty-one," Offut said, as they stopped at the door, "and there ain't a chap as can outlift me."

    Jack North's Treasure Hunt Or, Daring Adventures in South America

  • I need not say that his discomfiture was witnessed by me from my hiding-place with the liveliest satisfaction; for I had begun to pride myself on being able to outlift any man in the country.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 09, No. 51, January, 1862

  • That he could outrun, outlift, outwrestle his boyish companions, that he could chop faster, split more rails in a day, carry a heavier log at a "raising," or excel the neighborhood champion in any feat of frontier athletics, was doubtless a matter of pride with him; but stronger than all else was his eager craving for knowledge.

    The Boys' Life of Abraham Lincoln

  • There are few men who are stronger than I am; I can outlift a stage professional; yet I could no more move his hand or pull mine free than if he had been a bronze image with my hand set solid in the casting.

    Caves of Terror

  • That he could outrun, outlift, outwrestle his boyish companions, that he could chop faster, split more rails in a day, carry a heavier log at a "raising," or excel the neighborhood champion in any feat of frontier athletics, was doubtless a matter of pride with him; but stronger than all else was his eager craving for knowledge.

    Children's Literature A Textbook of Sources for Teachers and Teacher-Training Classes

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