outdo

Part of speech: verb

To exceed in performance; surpass.

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Usage examples "outdo":

  1. The round- up of the Bar- 20 was taking place, and each of the two outfits tried to outdo the other and each individual strove for a prize. - "Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up Bar-20", Clarence Edward Mulford.
  2. In 1490, during the last siege of Granada, he determined on a deed which should outdo all feats of heroism and defiance ever performed by Moslem warriors. - "Cathedrals of Spain", John A. (John Allyne) Gade.
  3. Do you not know that even a weakling by nature may, by dint of exercise and practice, come to outdo a giant who neglects his body? - "The Memorabilia Recollections of Socrates", Xenophon.