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verb (used with object), out·stared, out·star·ing.
  1. to outdo in staring; stare down.
  2. to cause (someone) discomfort or embarrassment.
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Origin of outstare

First recorded in 1590–1600; out- + stare
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Examples from the Web for outstare

Historical Examples of outstare

  • If you have the stoniest of British stares he will outstare you.

    Brothers of Pity and Other Tales of Beasts and Men

    Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing

  • Remembering their first encounter, the grocer tried to outstare him; but Gourlay hardened his glower, and the grocer blinked.

  • We were less than a skiff's length apart, each trying to outpose and outstare the other.

    Roof and Meadow

    Dallas Lore Sharp