outtalk

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Etymology[edit]

From out- +‎ talk.

Verb[edit]

outtalk (third-person singular simple present outtalks, present participle outtalking, simple past and past participle outtalked)

  1. (transitive) To overpower, outdo, or surpass in talking.
    • 2009 May 10, Adam Nagourney, “Governor Clintonism?”, New York Times:
      McAuliffe was no less gregarious toward his rivals, who were also making the rounds — Moran, a former state delegate, and State Senator R. Creigh Deeds — even as he outtalked, out-handshook, outspent, outhustled, outshouted and just plain outcampaigned them across Richmond.
  2. (transitive) To outwit by talking.