outdo


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out·do

 (out-do͞o′)
tr.v. out·did (-dĭd′), out·done (-dŭn′), out·do·ing, out·does (-dŭz′)
To do more or better than (another) in performance or action. See Synonyms at excel.
Idiom:
outdo oneself
To do something exceptional or superb, especially in relation to past efforts: outdid himself in preparing dinner.

outdo

(ˌaʊtˈduː)
vb, -does, -doing, -did or -done
(tr) to surpass or exceed in performance or execution

out•do

(ˌaʊtˈdu)

v.t. -did, -done, -do•ing.
to surpass in execution or performance: The cook outdid himself last night.
[1300–50]

outdo


Past participle: outdone
Gerund: outdoing

Imperative
outdo
outdo
Present
I outdo
you outdo
he/she/it outdoes
we outdo
you outdo
they outdo
Preterite
I outdid
you outdid
he/she/it outdid
we outdid
you outdid
they outdid
Present Continuous
I am outdoing
you are outdoing
he/she/it is outdoing
we are outdoing
you are outdoing
they are outdoing
Present Perfect
I have outdone
you have outdone
he/she/it has outdone
we have outdone
you have outdone
they have outdone
Past Continuous
I was outdoing
you were outdoing
he/she/it was outdoing
we were outdoing
you were outdoing
they were outdoing
Past Perfect
I had outdone
you had outdone
he/she/it had outdone
we had outdone
you had outdone
they had outdone
Future
I will outdo
you will outdo
he/she/it will outdo
we will outdo
you will outdo
they will outdo
Future Perfect
I will have outdone
you will have outdone
he/she/it will have outdone
we will have outdone
you will have outdone
they will have outdone
Future Continuous
I will be outdoing
you will be outdoing
he/she/it will be outdoing
we will be outdoing
you will be outdoing
they will be outdoing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been outdoing
you have been outdoing
he/she/it has been outdoing
we have been outdoing
you have been outdoing
they have been outdoing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been outdoing
you will have been outdoing
he/she/it will have been outdoing
we will have been outdoing
you will have been outdoing
they will have been outdoing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been outdoing
you had been outdoing
he/she/it had been outdoing
we had been outdoing
you had been outdoing
they had been outdoing
Conditional
I would outdo
you would outdo
he/she/it would outdo
we would outdo
you would outdo
they would outdo
Past Conditional
I would have outdone
you would have outdone
he/she/it would have outdone
we would have outdone
you would have outdone
they would have outdone
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.outdo - be or do something to a greater degree; "her 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"
beat, beat out, vanquish, trounce, crush, shell - come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
outsmart, outwit, overreach, circumvent, outfox, beat - beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors"
outgrow - grow faster than
outcry, outshout - shout louder than
outroar - roar louder than
outsail - sail faster or better than; "They outsailed the Roman fleet"
outdraw - draw a gun faster, or best someone in a gunfight
outsell - sell more than others; "This salesman outsells his colleagues"
outsell - be sold more often than other, similar products; "The new Toyota outsells the Honda by a wide margin"
outpace - surpass in speed; "Malthus believed that population increase would outpace increases in the means of subsistence"
better, break - surpass in excellence; "She bettered her own record"; "break a record"
outshine - attract more attention and praise than others; "This film outshone all the others in quality"
outrange - have a greater range than (another gun)
outweigh - be heavier than
outbrave - be braver than
out-herod - surpass someone in cruelty or evil
outfox - outdo someone in trickery
shame - surpass or beat by a wide margin
outmarch - march longer distances and for a longer time than; "This guy can outmarch anyone!"
outwear - last longer than others; "This material outwears all others"
2.outdo - get the better ofoutdo - get the better of; "the goal was to best the competition"
beat, beat out, vanquish, trounce, crush, shell - come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
outmaneuver, outmanoeuvre, outsmart - defeat by more skillful maneuvering; "The English troops outmaneuvered the Germans"; "My new supervisor knows how to outmaneuver the boss in most situations"

outdo

outdo

verb
To be greater or better than:
Informal: beat.
Translations
يَمْتاز، يَتَفَوَّق عَلى
overgå
bera af, skara fram úr
pārspēt
-den/dan üstün olmak

outdo

[aʊtˈduː] (outdid (pt)) [aʊtˈdɪd] (outdone (pp)) [aʊtˈdʌn] VT to outdo sb (in sth)superar a algn (en algo)
he was not to be outdoneno quiso quedarse atrás
not to be outdone, he addedni corto ni perezoso, añadió que ...

outdo

[ˌaʊtˈduː] [outdid] (pt) [outdone] (pp) vtdamer le pion à
The two countries are always trying to outdo each other → Les deux pays essaient toujours de damer le pion à l'autre.
each man trying to outdo the other in boasts of his wartime exploits → chaque homme essayant de damer le pion à l'autre en se vantant de ses exploits pendant la guerre
not to be outdone → pour ne pas être en reste

outdo

pret <outdid> ptp <outdone>
vtübertreffen, überragen, überbieten (→ sb in sth jdn an etw dat); he can outdo him in every sporter ist ihm in jeder Sportart überlegen; but Jimmy was not to be outdoneaber Jimmy wollte da nicht zurückstehen

outdo

[ˌaʊtˈduː] (outdid (pt) (outdone (pp))) [ˌaʊtˈdʌn] vt to outdo sb (in)superare qn (in)
he was not to be outdone → non voleva essere da meno

outdo

(autˈduː) past tense outˈdid (-ˈdid) : past participle outˈdone (-ˈdan) verb
to do better than. He worked very hard as he did not want to be outdone by anyone.

outdo

vi. superar, exceder.
References in classic literature ?
Ay, but I did not tell him to make an ass outdo the speed of a horse: --you are right--you are right," said the trapper, interrupting himself, as by gradually lessening the distance between them, his eyes assured him it was Obed and Asinus, whom he saw; "you are right, as certainly as the thing is a miracle.
It is a great change; and though she is amazingly fortunatesuch a situation, I suppose, as no young woman before ever met with on first going outdo not think us ungrateful, Miss Woodhouse, for such surprising good fortune(again dispersing her tears)but, poor dear soul
Seeing that you go from town to town, I ween you can outdo a poor country yokel at tidings.
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00pm, Film4 The 1976 Formula One Championship season is dominated by a fierce rivalry between two contrasting racers, as daredevil British driver James Hunt and methodical Austrian defending champion Niki Lauda put their lives on line to outdo each other on the track.
Sydney, Mar 19 ( ANI ): The official song for the ICC World Twenty20 is reportedly set to outdo what Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull and Claudia Leitte come up with for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, with its inspirational lyrics and 'bombastic rocking' tunes.
He said 'I want to outdo people, I want to do something that nobody has ever done'," Mr Lee said.
Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, who is busy promoting his upcoming film "Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara" (OUATIMD), said that films are not intended to outdo anyone's work.
ONE-upmanship is extending to holidays, with travellers trying to outdo their friends with their choice of destination.
to do better than : surpass <He always tries to outdo everyone.
Executive's $400 million golden parachute and when companies' yearly net profits outdo even Wal-Mart.