outdid outdid  /ˈaʊt ˌdɪd/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) be or do something to a greater degree
  2. (v) get the better of

Usage(s):

  1. A Muslim, a eunuch, a warrior, Zheng He vastly outdid his approximate contemporaries, the Western naval heroes who helped define the global Age of Exploration.
  2. Humankind doesn't have a great track record when it comes to cleaning up environmental messes, but there was one time we really outdid ourselves.
  3. Humankind doesn't have a great track record when it comes to cleaning up environmental messes, but there was one time we really outdid ourselves.

News

  1. HuffPo’s Self-Delusion On Display With Celebration Of Pelosi’s Horrid Answer To Reporter

    As episodes of embarrassing self-deception go, The Huffington Post outdid itself on Thursday when they celebrated what would be considered a gaffe had it been said by anyone with an “R” after their name.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Mediaite

  2. Family Matters: Eight is enough to put one over on Mom

    Many moons ago, couples begat a large number of children. A family would consist of four or more siblings, but my parents outdid themselves with a brood of eight. When my mother became a widow at an early age, she raised her children with a firm hand and a loving heart. Of course, it never stopped us from trying to put one over on her.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Journal News

Quotes

  1. "The 2K Sports team really outdid themselves this year with The REAL Hockey Experience concept," said Ryan Kesler. "When they asked if I would join them on the tour, I knew I wanted to be part of it. I'm really looking forward to meeting fans...
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Ryan Kesler Source: Benzinga

  2. "Without exaggerating, it is a miracle I did not die," Adams told The New York Times. "I snorted heroin a lot with coke. I did speedballs every day for years. And took pills. And then drank. And I don't mean a little bit. I always outdid...
    on Aug 19, 2007 By: Ryan Adams Source: The Age

  3. "So far as air strategy was concerned," adds British historian AJP Taylor, "the British outdid German frightfulness first in theory, later in practice, and a nation which claimed to be fighting for a moral cause gloried in the extent of its...
    on Jun 25, 2008 By: AJP Taylor Source: Yahoo! News

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