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tr.v. out·worked or out·wrought (-rôt′), out·work·ing, out·works
1. To work better or faster than.
2. To complete (something); work (something) out.
A minor fortification constructed beyond a main defensive position or fortification.
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1. (Military) (often plural) defences which lie outside main defensive works
2. work performed away from the factory, office, etc, by which it has been commissioned
vb (tr) , -works, -working, -worked or -wrought
3. to work better, harder, etc, than
4. to work out to completion
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out•work(v. ˌaʊtˈwɜrk; n. ˈaʊtˌwɜrk)
1. to work harder, better, or faster than.
2. to work out or carry on to a conclusion; finish.n.
3. a defensive structure established outside the limits of a larger fortification.
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Past participle: outworked/outwrought
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|Noun||1.||outwork - subsidiary defensive structure lying outside the main fortified area; "the outworks of the castle"|
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