verb out·do \-ˈdü\

: to do better than (someone or something) : to be more successful than (someone or something)


Full Definition of OUTDO

transitive verb
:  to go beyond in action or performance

First Known Use of OUTDO


Synonym Discussion of OUTDO

exceed, surpass, transcend, excel, outdo, outstrip mean to go or be beyond a stated or implied limit, measure, or degree. exceed implies going beyond a limit set by authority or established by custom or by prior achievement <exceed the speed limit>. surpass suggests superiority in quality, merit, or skill <the book surpassed our expectations>. transcend implies a rising or extending notably above or beyond ordinary limits <transcended the values of their culture>. excel implies preeminence in achievement or quality and may suggest superiority to all others <excels in mathematics>. outdo applies to a bettering or exceeding what has been done before <outdid herself this time>. outstrip suggests surpassing in a race or competition <outstripped other firms in sales>.
OUTDO Defined for Kids


verb out·do \at-ˈdü\
out·did \-ˈdid\out·done \-ˈdən\out·do·ing \-ˈdü-iŋ\out·does \-ˈdəz\

Definition of OUTDO for Kids

:  to do better than :  surpass <He always tries to outdo everyone.>


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