outgo

[out-goh]

noun, plural out·goes.

the act or process of going out: Her illness occasioned a tremendous outgo of affectionate concern.
money paid out; expenditure: a record of income and outgo.
something that goes out; outflow: The outgo of electrical energy had to be increased.

verb (used with object), out·went, out·gone, out·go·ing.

to go beyond; outdistance: to outgo the minimum rquirements.
to surpass, excel, or outdo: Each child was encouraged to outgo the others.
Archaic. to go faster than; excel in speed.

Nearby words

  1. outfox,
  2. outfrown,
  3. outgas,
  4. outgeneral,
  5. outgiving,
  6. outgoing,
  7. outgoings,
  8. outgrow,
  9. outgrowth,
  10. outguess

Origin of outgo

First recorded in 1520–30; out- + go1

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British Dictionary definitions for outgo

outgo

verb (ˌaʊtˈɡəʊ) -goes, -going, -went or -gone

(tr) to exceed or outstrip

noun (ˈaʊtˌɡəʊ)

cost; outgoings; outlay
something that goes out; outflow
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