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[out-goh] /ˈaʊtˌgoʊ/
noun, plural outgoes.
the act or process of going out:
Her illness occasioned a tremendous outgo of affectionate concern.
money paid out; expenditure:
a record of income and outgo.
something that goes out; outflow:
The outgo of electrical energy had to be increased.
verb (used with object), outwent, outgone, outgoing.
to go beyond; outdistance:
to outgo the minimum rquirements.
to surpass, excel, or outdo:
Each child was encouraged to outgo the others.
Archaic. to go faster than; excel in speed.
Origin of outgo
1520-30; out- + go1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for outgo
  • If the income is less than the required outgo, and you have no credit, you are in trouble.
  • When outgo exceeds income, the trust funds are drawn down.
  • Net return, in this context, is the difference between gross return and gross outgo.
  • These rate and benefit adjustments are expected to keep income and outgo roughly balanced on the average.
  • The financial balance of the system may be altered by taking steps affecting its income or its outgo or both.
  • In fact, income to the trust funds is expected to exceed outgo for the next several decades.
  • Part of closing the gap between income and outgo has been the seven-day-a-week drug-testing laboratory.
  • Construct a cash-flow sheet showing income and outgo.
  • Illustrations of future cost possibilities must recognize an upward trend in benefit outgo for long periods ahead.
British Dictionary definitions for outgo


verb (ˌaʊtˈɡəʊ) -goes, -going, -went, -gone
(transitive) to exceed or outstrip
noun (ˈaʊtˌɡəʊ)
cost; outgoings; outlay
something that goes out; outflow
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