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outtell (third-person singular simple present outtells, present participle outtelling, simple past and past participle outtold)
- (transitive) To surpass in telling, counting, or reckoning.
- c. 1608–1610, Francis Beaumont; John Fletcher, “The Coxcomb”, in Comedies and Tragedies […], London: […] Humphrey Robinson, […], and for Humphrey Moseley […], published 1647, →OCLC, Act I, (please specify the scene number in lowercase Roman numerals):
- I have out-told the clock.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “outtell”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)