[ out-shahyn ]
/ ˌaʊtˈʃaɪn /

verb (used with object), out·shone or out·shined, out·shin·ing.

to surpass in shining; shine more brightly than.
to surpass in splendor, ability, achievement, excellence, etc.: a product that outshone all competitors; to outshine one's classmates.

verb (used without object), out·shone or out·shined, out·shin·ing.

to shine out or forth: a small light outshining in the darkness.

Origin of outshine

First recorded in 1590–1600; out- + shine1
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/ (ˌaʊtˈʃaɪn) /

verb -shines, -shining or -shone

(tr) to shine more brightly than
(tr) to surpass in excellence, beauty, wit, etc
(intr) rare to emit light
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