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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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