outplay

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out- +‎ play

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outplay (third-person singular simple present outplays, present participle outplaying, simple past and past participle outplayed)

  1. To excel or defeat in a game; to play better than.
    We were outplayed at tennis, but we outplayed them at football.
    • 2017 August 27, Brandon Nowalk, “Game Of Thrones slows down for the longest, and best, episode of the season (newbies)”, in The Onion AV Club[1]:
      When Littlefinger really starts to bare his teeth, talking about a game he plays where he assumes the worst of people’s intentions, I started to hope the producers had outplayed us one last time, and that he was aware they were trying to play him.

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