verb (used with object)

to surpass in boxing: I've seen the champ outbox better fighters than this one.

Origin of outbox

First recorded in 1860–65; out- + box2




a boxlike tray, basket, or the like, as on a desk, for holding outgoing mail, messages, or work.
Also called out-basket.
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Historical Examples of outbox

  • He could outrun, outride and outbox any boy of either side the Potomac, and had proved it in many contests of skill.

    Historic Boyhoods

    Rupert Sargent Holland

British Dictionary definitions for outbox



(on a computer) a folder in a mailbox in which outgoing messages are stored and displayed
a US and Canadian name for out-tray
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