outshine

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

out- +‎ shine

Verb[edit]

outshine (third-person singular simple present outshines, present participle outshining, simple past and past participle outshone or outshined)

  1. to shine brighter than something else
  2. to exceed something or someone else, especially in an obvious or flamboyant manner
    • 2012 December 29, Paul Doyle, “Arsenal's Theo Walcott hits hat-trick in thrilling victory over Newcastle”, The Guardian:
      Four minutes later Walcott, who until then had been redundant as a lone striker owing to one-star service, was given his first decent pass of the game and duly took his chance to outshine the Senegalese, springing a poorly conceived offside trap to collect Lukas Podolski's ball and stroke a low 15-yard shot past Tim Krul and into the far corner.
  3. To shine forth.
    • Shakespeare
      Bright, outshining beams.