outdo

[ out-doo ]
/ ˌaʊtˈdu /

verb (used with object), out·did, out·done, out·do·ing.

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

Nearby words

  1. outdare,
  2. outdate,
  3. outdated,
  4. outdid,
  5. outdistance,
  6. outdoor,
  7. outdoor relief,
  8. outdoors,
  9. outdoorsman,
  10. outdoorswoman

Origin of outdo

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at out-, do1

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outdo

/ (ˌaʊtˈduː) /

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

(tr) to surpass or exceed in performance or execution
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