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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.
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