outbrave

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From out- +‎ brave.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

outbrave (third-person singular simple present outbraves, present participle outbraving, simple past and past participle outbraved)

  1. To stand out bravely against; to face up to courageously.
  2. To surpass or outrival.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, New York Review Books 2001, p. 263:
      to outbrave one another, they will tire their bodies, macerate their souls, and through contentions or mutual invitations beggar themselves.
  3. To be more brave than.