outfinesse

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

out- +‎ finesse

Verb[edit]

outfinesse (third-person singular simple present outfinesses, present participle outfinessing, simple past and past participle outfinessed)

  1. (transitive) To show more finesse than; to excel in grace, elegance, or skill.
    • 2007 June 3, Lawrence Ulrich, “A Grand Opening for BMW’s Quick-Tanning Machine”, in New York Times[1]:
      Having failed for years to outhandle and outfinesse the BMW, the competition has been trying to hammer it into submission.