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Definition of outlive verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they outlive
    he / she / it outlives
    past simple outlived
    -ing form outliving
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  1. 1outlive somebody to live longer than someone He outlived his wife by three years.
  2. 2outlive something to continue to exist after something else has ended or disappeared The machine had outlived its usefulness (= was no longer useful).
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: outlive