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out·last

 (out-lăst′)
tr.v. out·last·ed, out·last·ing, out·lasts
1. To last longer than: Do these batteries really outlast the other brands?
2. To overcome by continuing to perform well for a longer period: She outlasted the other runners in the race.

outlast

(ˈaʊtˌlɑːst)
vb
(tr) to last longer than

out•last

(ˌaʊtˈlæst, -ˈlɑst)

v.t.
1. to endure or last longer than.
2. to live longer than; outlive.
[1565–75]

outlast


Past participle: outlasted
Gerund: outlasting

Imperative
outlast
outlast
Present
I outlast
you outlast
he/she/it outlasts
we outlast
you outlast
they outlast
Preterite
I outlasted
you outlasted
he/she/it outlasted
we outlasted
you outlasted
they outlasted
Present Continuous
I am outlasting
you are outlasting
he/she/it is outlasting
we are outlasting
you are outlasting
they are outlasting
Present Perfect
I have outlasted
you have outlasted
he/she/it has outlasted
we have outlasted
you have outlasted
they have outlasted
Past Continuous
I was outlasting
you were outlasting
he/she/it was outlasting
we were outlasting
you were outlasting
they were outlasting
Past Perfect
I had outlasted
you had outlasted
he/she/it had outlasted
we had outlasted
you had outlasted
they had outlasted
Future
I will outlast
you will outlast
he/she/it will outlast
we will outlast
you will outlast
they will outlast
Future Perfect
I will have outlasted
you will have outlasted
he/she/it will have outlasted
we will have outlasted
you will have outlasted
they will have outlasted
Future Continuous
I will be outlasting
you will be outlasting
he/she/it will be outlasting
we will be outlasting
you will be outlasting
they will be outlasting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been outlasting
you have been outlasting
he/she/it has been outlasting
we have been outlasting
you have been outlasting
they have been outlasting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been outlasting
you will have been outlasting
he/she/it will have been outlasting
we will have been outlasting
you will have been outlasting
they will have been outlasting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been outlasting
you had been outlasting
he/she/it had been outlasting
we had been outlasting
you had been outlasting
they had been outlasting
Conditional
I would outlast
you would outlast
he/she/it would outlast
we would outlast
you would outlast
they would outlast
Past Conditional
I would have outlasted
you would have outlasted
he/she/it would have outlasted
we would have outlasted
you would have outlasted
they would have outlasted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.outlast - live longer than; "She outlived her husband by many years"

outlast

verb outlive, survive, live after, outstay, live on after, endure beyond, outwear, remain alive after Naturally dried flowers will outlast a bouquet of fresh blooms.

outlast

verb
To live, exist, or remain longer than:
Translations

outlast

[aʊtˈlɑːst] VTdurar más tiempo que; [+ person] → sobrevivir a

outlast

[ˌaʊtˈlɑːst] vtsurvivre à
Even those leafless beech trees would outlast him → Même ces hêtres sans feuilles lui survivraient.

outlast

vt (person) (= live longer)überleben; (= endure longer)länger aus- or durchhalten als; (thing)länger halten als; (idea etc)überdauern, sich länger halten als

outlast

[ˌaʊtˈlɑːst] vtsopravvivere a
References in classic literature ?
Is man of adamant he should outlast The giants of the grove?
And there seems no reason to doubt that if these elephants, which have now been hunted for thousands of years, by Semiramis, by Porus, by hannibal, and by all the successive monarchs of the East --if they still survive there in great numbers, much more may the great whale outlast all hunting, since he has a pasture to expatiate in, which is precisely twice as large as all Asia, both Americas, Europe and Africa, New Holland, and all the Isles of the sea combined.
Here is a mine of truth, which, however vigorously it may be worked, is likely to outlast our coal.
It seemed incredible that a man could outlast half a century shut up in a dark hole like a rat, but here were his old wife and some old comrades to testify to it.
These rascals were all on foot, but no matter, they were always up to time--they can outrun and outlast a donkey.
In its whole constitution it had not a straight floor, and hardly a straight line; but it had outlasted, and clearly would yet outlast, many a better-trimmed building, many a sprucer public- house.
Then, since I am introducing no new usage or practice, I may as well avail myself of the honour that chance offers me, for even though his inclination for me should not outlast the attainment of his wishes, I shall be, after all, his wife before God.
As often as he began to consider how to increase this inheritance, or to lay it by, so often his misgiving that there was some one with an unsatisfied claim upon his justice, returned; and that alone was a subject to outlast the longest walk.
Not as I mean you'd think me a burden--I know you wouldn't--but it 'ud be hard upon you; and when I look for'ard to that, I like to think as you'd have somebody else besides me-- somebody young and strong, as'll outlast your own life, and take care on you to the end.
I think at this rate, that he will hardly outlast the night.
I remember the drawn faces, the dejected figures of my two men, and I remember my youth and the feeling that will never come back any more--the feeling that I could last for ever, outlast the sea, the earth, and all men; the deceitful feeling that lures us on to joys, to perils, to love, to vain effort--to death; the triumphant conviction of strength, the heat of life in the handful of dust, the glow in the heart that with every year grows dim, grows cold, grows small, and expires--and expires, too soon--before life itself.
For though the celestial rapture falling out of heaven seizes only upon those of tender age, and although a beauty overpowering all analysis or comparison and putting us quite beside ourselves we can seldom see after thirty years, yet the remembrance of these visions outlasts all other remembrances, and is a wreath of flowers on the oldest brows.