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From out- +‎ brave.



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.
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, →OCLC:
      , 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.
    • 1954, A. E. Watts, Metamorphoses, page 67:
      There, like one possessed,
      Outraving and outbraving all the rest,
      One Lycabas, from Tuscan city sent
      To purge a deed of blood by banishment,
      As I withstood him, struck a breakneck blow,
      And would have dashed me to the waves below []