outdone outdone  /ˈaʊt ˈdən/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. Not to be outdone by two aides who each did a pair of pull-ups, Obama does three before stepping out to address a crowd at the University of Montana.
  2. Now, the company has outdone itself with a new and improved model.
  3. Not to be outdone, the Justice Department demanded a full hearing on the issue.

News

  1. Battle of the music apps continues -- Rdio expands markets

    What is your favorite flavor? Pandora? Spotify? iTunes? Perhaps Google Music All Access? Rdio is also a competitor in this ongoing battle and does not want to be outdone. With that in mind, the music service is expanding its horizons -- quite literally -- by pushing out into new markets around the world. Most of the popular music apps serve slightly different purposes, though the new Google ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: BetaNews

  2. Press Play: 'May 1977' showcases five 'mythical' Grateful Dead shows

    Once again, Rhino Entertainment has outdone itself with this elegant, limited edition (15,000 copies), 14-disc boxed set of five Grateful Dead shows from May 1977 that have achieved 'mythical' status among Deadheads.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Marin Independent Journal

  3. Crowdsourcing Takes Off in China with Danger Maps & More

    Not to be outdone by our own crowdsourcing efforts recently, Chinese netizens are getting in on the act as well. A new project called Danger Maps that taps on the knowledge of China’s 564 million web users is helping to … Continue reading ?
    on June 13, 2013     Source: SiliconANGLE

Quotes

  1. "Throughout history, forecasters have subjected themselves to ridicule for prematurely assuming a skyscraper's height would never be topped, a promising invention's ingenuity would never be outdone or for contending an athletic feat would never be...
    on Nov 18, 2009 By: Harry Reid Source: CNN Political Ticker

  2. After The New York Times revealed the NSA program in December, Dean wrote that "Bush may have outdone Nixon" and may be worthy of impeachment.
    on Mar 31, 2006 By: John Dean Source: USA Today

  3. Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the pope's representative in the US, said, "It is the Holy Father's fervent prayer that the good Lord, who is never outdone in generosity, will grant this woman of ardent faith and generous public service the reward of her...
    on Aug 11, 2009 By: Pietro Sambi Source: Examiner.com

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