[ out-shahyn ]
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verb (used with object),out·shone or out·shined, out·shin·ing.
  1. to surpass in shining; shine more brightly than.

  2. 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.
  1. 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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British Dictionary definitions for outshine


/ (ˌaʊtˈʃaɪn) /

verb-shines, -shining or -shone
  1. (tr) to shine more brightly than

  2. (tr) to surpass in excellence, beauty, wit, etc

  1. (intr) rare to emit light

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