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out·work

 (out-wûrk′)
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.
n. (out′wûrk′)
A minor fortification constructed beyond a main defensive position or fortification.

outwork

n
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
ˈoutˌworker n

out•work

(v. ˌaʊtˈwɜrk; n. ˈaʊtˌwɜrk)
v.t.
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.
[1200–50]

outwork


Past participle: outworked/outwrought
Gerund: outworking

Imperative
outwork
outwork
Present
I outwork
you outwork
he/she/it outworks
we outwork
you outwork
they outwork
Preterite
I outworked
you outworked
he/she/it outworked
we outworked
you outworked
they outworked
Present Continuous
I am outworking
you are outworking
he/she/it is outworking
we are outworking
you are outworking
they are outworking
Present Perfect
I have outworked/outwrought
you have outworked/outwrought
he/she/it has outworked/outwrought
we have outworked/outwrought
you have outworked/outwrought
they have outworked/outwrought
Past Continuous
I was outworking
you were outworking
he/she/it was outworking
we were outworking
you were outworking
they were outworking
Past Perfect
I had outworked/outwrought
you had outworked/outwrought
he/she/it had outworked/outwrought
we had outworked/outwrought
you had outworked/outwrought
they had outworked/outwrought
Future
I will outwork
you will outwork
he/she/it will outwork
we will outwork
you will outwork
they will outwork
Future Perfect
I will have outworked/outwrought
you will have outworked/outwrought
he/she/it will have outworked/outwrought
we will have outworked/outwrought
you will have outworked/outwrought
they will have outworked/outwrought
Future Continuous
I will be outworking
you will be outworking
he/she/it will be outworking
we will be outworking
you will be outworking
they will be outworking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been outworking
you have been outworking
he/she/it has been outworking
we have been outworking
you have been outworking
they have been outworking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been outworking
you will have been outworking
he/she/it will have been outworking
we will have been outworking
you will have been outworking
they will have been outworking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been outworking
you had been outworking
he/she/it had been outworking
we had been outworking
you had been outworking
they had been outworking
Conditional
I would outwork
you would outwork
he/she/it would outwork
we would outwork
you would outwork
they would outwork
Past Conditional
I would have outworked/outwrought
you would have outworked/outwrought
he/she/it would have outworked/outwrought
we would have outworked/outwrought
you would have outworked/outwrought
they would have outworked/outwrought
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.outwork - subsidiary defensive structure lying outside the main fortified areaoutwork - subsidiary defensive structure lying outside the main fortified area; "the outworks of the castle"
defensive structure, defence, defense - a structure used to defend against attack; "the artillery battered down the defenses"
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