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[out-doo] /ˌaʊtˈdu/
verb (used with object), outdid, outdone, outdoing.
to surpass in execution or performance:
The cook outdid himself last night.
Origin of outdo
1300-50; Middle English; see out-, do1
See excel. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • His methodology showed him not only how the professor graded but also how he could outdo each of the rest of us.
  • Biomedical breakthroughs rarely outdo nature itself-despite our ever-increasing knowledge of new materials and processes.
  • But they do outdo human dads on one count-by giving birth.
  • Their preparation became a race, in which each side tried to outdo the other.
  • During the campaign the two major parties had attempted to outdo each other in their anti-terror fervor.
  • As they get more and more wound up, they try to outdo each other, losing all interest in the food on their plates.
  • Some people try to outdo one another with their revolutionary credentials.
  • Otherwise staid news organizations sought to outdo each other in the race for celebrity guests.
  • Flair's radically ambitious aim was to outdo every magazine in every category on its own turf.
  • Rival cartels have begun trying to outdo one another in displays of depraved bloodletting.
British Dictionary definitions for outdo


verb -does, -doing, -did, -done
(transitive) to surpass or exceed in performance or execution
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