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