Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To exceed in swelling.
  • v. To swell beyond; to overflow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To exceed in swelling.
  • transitive v. To swell beyond; to overflow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To swell to a greater degree than; surpass in inflation.
  • To overflow.

Etymologies

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out- +‎ swell

Examples

  • I suspect that Obama sees her sexuality (whatever it is) as a win-win — he will not lose any votes if she is not gay, and if she is, the knee-jerk nutty reaction on the right will just mean that she will have a bigger outswell of support than she would other wise receive.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “What Kagan Will Bring to the Court”

  • I suspect that Obama sees her sexuality whatever it is as a win-win — he will not lose any votes if she is not gay, and if she is, the knee-jerk nutty reaction on the right will just mean that she will have a bigger outswell of support than she would other wise receive.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “What Kagan Will Bring to the Court”

  • And now commenced a tremendous rivalry between these two doughty commanders, striving to outstrut and outswell each other, like a couple of belligerent turkey-cocks.

    Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete

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