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outdo

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You look at any giant corporation, and I mean the biggies, and they all started with a guy with an idea, doing it well.
Irvine Robbins
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English

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /'ɑʊtdu/

Verb

Infinitive
to outdo

Third person singular
outdoes

Simple past
outdid

Past participle
outdone

Present participle
outdoing

to outdo (third-person singular simple present outdoes, present participle outdoing, simple past outdid, past participle outdone)
  1. To do, perform better than other person(s), place(s) or thing.
  2. To be more shocking, annoying, etc.
  3. To sell better than something else.

Translations

References

  • "outdo" at The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.

outdo” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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