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

verb surpass, best, top, beat, overcome, exceed, eclipse, overshadow, excel, transcend, outstrip, get the better of, outclass, outshine, tower above, outsmart (informal), outmanoeuvre, go one better than (informal), run rings around (informal), outfox, outdistance, be one up on, score points off, put in the shade, outjockey Both sides have tried to outdo each other.

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 ?
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
That good-natured giant seemed determined to outdo Tepus by a tiny margin in each separate shot; for the first and the second shafts grazed his rival's on the inner side, while for the third Little John did the old trick of the forest: he shot his own arrow in a graceful curve which descended from above upon Tepus's final center shaft with a glancing blow that drove the other out and left the outlaw's in its place.
To speak critically, indeed, the latter rather carried the thing to excess, and seemed to make it a point to wallow in the miriest part of the sty, and otherwise to outdo the original swine in their own natural vocation.
The world seems to have become settled in the belief, long ago, that it is not possible for human genius to outdo this creation of da Vinci's.
She was upheld in these excursions by the certainty that no language could outdo the splendor of her father's memory, and although her efforts did not notably further the end of his biography, she was under the impression of living more in his shade at such times than at others.
But this time I mean to outdo him in breadth of intention.
Joshua made the sun stand still upon Gibeon, but you would outdo Joshua.
She had brought her knitting with her, and it seemed as if her tongue had laid a wager with her fingers, to outdo them in swift and ceaseless motion.
They were always competing, striving to outdo each other, and when entered upon some such struggle there was no limit either to their endeavors or passions.
I know you to be a man who seldom troubles truth, when any thing worse may answer, but I never knew you to outdo yourself so thoroughly before.
But the darkness - not of skin, but mind - which meets the stranger's eye at every turn; the brutalizing and blotting out of all fairer characters traced by Nature's hand; immeasurably outdo his worst belief.
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.