outbuild

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

out- +‎ build

Verb[edit]

outbuild (third-person singular simple present outbuilds, present participle outbuilding, simple past and past participle outbuilt)

  1. (transitive) To build more or better than.
    • 2007 July 20, Dave Caldwell, “Williamsport, Pa.: Home of True Small Ball”, New York Times:
      “Each time they’d build, they’d try to outbuild all the rest of them,” said Dr. Randall F. Hipple, a retired obstetrician who helped establish a seven-block stretch of the street as a National Historic District.