outdo

To outdo is to beat or surpass: when you outdo your brother in a pie-eating contest, you manage to gobble down more lemon meringue than he does. You'll probably regret it later, but at least you'll have that blue ribbon!

Anyone who outdoes another person wins against them in some contest, whether it's an actual competition or an unstated rivalry. You can also outdo your own record, like when you outdo last semester's grades with the help of all the As you get in English. And you can cheer for your favorite basketball team as they outdo their opponents by easily winning the game.

Definitions of outdo
1

v be or do something to a greater degree

Synonyms:
exceed, outgo, outmatch, outperform, outstrip, surmount, surpass
Types:
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beat, circumvent, outfox, outsmart, outwit, overreach
beat through cleverness and wit
outgrow
grow faster than
outcry, outshout
shout louder than
outroar
roar louder than
outsail
sail faster or better than
outdraw
draw a gun faster, or best someone in a gunfight
outsell
sell more than others
outsell
be sold more often than other, similar products
outpace
surpass in speed
better, break
surpass in excellence
outshine
attract more attention and praise than others
outrange
have a greater range than (another gun)
outweigh
be heavier than
outbrave
be braver than
out-herod
surpass someone in cruelty or evil
outfox
outdo someone in trickery
shame
surpass or beat by a wide margin
outmarch
march longer distances and for a longer time than
outwear
last longer than others
upstage
steal the show, draw attention to oneself away from someone else
Type of:
beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish
come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

v get the better of

Synonyms:
best, outflank, scoop, trump
Types:
outmaneuver, outmanoeuvre, outsmart
defeat by more skillful maneuvering
outgeneral
surpass in generalship
Type of:
beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish
come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

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