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



BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈduː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈduː//
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they outdo
BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈduː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈduː//
he / she / it outdoes
BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈdʌz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈdʌz//
past simple outdid
BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈdɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈdɪd//
past participle outdone
BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈdʌn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈdʌn//
-ing form outdoing
BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈduːɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈduːɪŋ//
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outdo somebody/something to do more or better than somebody else synonym beat Sometimes small firms can outdo big business when it comes to customer care. Not to be outdone (= not wanting to let somebody else do better), she tried again. The brothers tried to outdo each other in everything.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: outdo