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[v. out-wurk; n. out-wurk] /v. ˌaʊtˈwɜrk; n. ˈaʊtˌwɜrk/
verb (used with object), outworked or outwrought, outworking.
1.
to work harder, better, or faster than.
2.
to work out or carry on to a conclusion; finish:
a problem to be outworked in after generations.
3.
Archaic. to outdo in workmanship.
noun
4.
a minor defense built or established outside the principal fortification limits.
Origin
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English: to complete; see out-, work
Related forms
outworker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for outwork

outwork

noun (ˈaʊtˌwɜːk)
1.
(often pl) defences which lie outside main defensive works
2.
work performed away from the factory, office, etc, by which it has been commissioned
verb (transitive) (ˌaʊtˈwɜːk) -works, -working, -worked, -wrought
3.
to work better, harder, etc, than
4.
to work out to completion
Derived Forms
outworker, noun
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