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English verb: outdo

1. outdo (competition) be or do something to a greater degree


SamplesHer performance surpasses that of any other student I know.
She outdoes all other athletes.
This exceeds all my expectations.
This car outperforms all others in its class.


ExamplesSam cannot outdo Sue


Synonymsexceed, outgo, outmatch, outperform, outstrip, surmount, surpass


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish


Narrower (hyponym)beat, better, break, circumvent, out-herod, outbrave, outcry, outdraw, outfox, outfox, outgrow, outmarch, outpace, outrange, outroar, outsail, outsell, outsell, outshine, outshout, outsmart, outwear, outweigh, outwit, overreach, shame

2. outdo (competition) get the better of


SamplesThe goal was to best the competition.


ExamplesThe fighter managed to outdo his opponent


Synonymsbest, outflank, scoop, trump


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish


Narrower (hyponym)outmaneuver, outmanoeuvre, outsmart









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