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

 

outdo

 verb
verb
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