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Definition of outplay verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

outplay

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈpleɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈpleɪ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they outplay
BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈpleɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈpleɪ//
 
he / she / it outplays
BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈpleɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈpleɪz//
 
past simple outplayed
BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈpleɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈpleɪd//
 
past participle outplayed
BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈpleɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈpleɪd//
 
-ing form outplaying
BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈpleɪɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈpleɪɪŋ//
 
 
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outplay somebody to play much better than somebody you are competing against We were totally outplayed and lost 106–74.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: outplay