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outdo

[ out-doo ]
/ ˌaʊtˈdu /
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verb (used with object), out·did, out·done, out·do·ing.

to surpass in execution or performance: The cook outdid himself last night.

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Origin of outdo

First recorded in 1600–20; out-, do1
See excel.
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British Dictionary definitions for outdo

outdo
/ (ˌaʊtˈduː) /

verb -does, -doing, -did or -done

(tr) to surpass or exceed in performance or execution
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