outdo outdo  /ˌaʊt ˈdu/


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


  1. At the very least, the Internet should outdo the sidewalk in delivering sales growth: holiday forecasts predict zero to 2.
  2. Each year in Louisiana -- where excess is a way of life -- lawmakers have tried to outdo each other in legislating harsher mandatory penalties and in reducing avenues of release.
  3. Two 14 year-olds plot to kill at least 154 people at school in an attempt to outdo the shooting at Columbine high school.


  1. Luxury amenities overshadow studying in new student housing projects

    Student housing developers across the country are wielding lavish amenities to attract tenants, and that might come with some academic consequences, the New York Times reports. With amenities like beach volleyball courts, game rooms and outdoor pools, these high-end...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: AnnArbor.com

  2. Train drain: Stop running yourself into the ground, and get more by doing less

    CHICAGO -- Shortly after Matt Ancona started running to lose weight, his competitive nature kicked in. He ran a marathon, then a triathlon, and within three years he had completed an Ironman triathlon. Hoping to get faster, he sometimes trained for 20 to 25 hours a week, pushing himself to outdo his pace or mileage.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Erie Times-News

  3. In Student Housing, Luxuries Overshadow Studying

    As developers try to outdo the amenities that their competitors offer in college towns, concern is growing about the academic and social consequences of upscale off-campus student housing.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: New York Times


  1. But Merkel told party delegates gathered in Stuttgart, "We will not take part in a competition to outdo one another with an endless list of new proposals, in a senseless contest over billions."
    on Dec 1, 2008 By: Angela Merkel Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I am probably going to go back to the drawing board and try to outdo myself and write an even better song," Carter said.
    on May 18, 2007 By: Nick Carter Source: FOXNews

  3. "I don't know how far we have come since our preparation for the first match but usually the Dutch are a team who one cannot outdo tactically, technically or physically, but we did on all three counts," Hiddink told ITV Sport. "Of course we...
    on Jun 21, 2008 By: Guus Hiddink Source: CNN International

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