Synonyms of 'outdo'
to be more successful or better than (someone or something) in performanceBoth sides have tried to outdo each other.
He was determined to surpass the achievements of his older brothers.
How are you ever going to top that?
She was as eager as her captain to beat the record.
the satisfaction of overcoming a rival
His performance exceeded all expectations.
The gramophone was eclipsed by the compact disc.
She overshadows all the other members of the cast.
Few dancers have excelled her in virtuosity.
issues like EU membership that transcend party loyalty
In pursuing her ambition she outstripped everyone else.
get the better of,
This story outclasses anything written by her contemporaries.
He outshone all the other contestants.
a hoaxer who managed to outsmart the world's top journalists
She has shown once again that she is capable of outmanoeuvring her opponents.
go one better than (informal),
run rings around (informal), ,
a leading civil servant who easily outdistanced her rivals for the nomination
be one up on,
score points off,
put in the shade,
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in the sense of beat
to arrive, achieve, or finish before (someone or something)She was as eager as her captain to beat the record.
in the sense of best
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Thesaurus for outdo from the Collins English Thesaurus
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