outwork

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

out- +‎ work

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

outwork (third-person singular simple present outworks, present participle outworking, simple past and past participle outworked)

  1. (rare) To work out to a finish; to complete.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.vii:
      For now three dayes of men were full outwrought, / Since he this hardie enterprize began [...].
  2. To work faster or harder than.

Noun[edit]

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outwork (plural outworks)

  1. A minor, subsidiary fortification built beyond the main limits of fortification.

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