outrival

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

out- +‎ rival

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Verb[edit]

outrival (third-person singular simple present outrivals, present participle outrivalling or outrivaling, simple past and past participle outrivalled or outrivaled)

  1. (transitive) To outperform; to outdo.
    • 1847, Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre, Chapter VIII:
      I learned the first two tenses of the verb Être, and sketched my first cottage (whose walls, by-the-by, outrivalled in slope those of the leaning tower of Pisa) on the same day.