Definition of edge someone out in English:

edge someone out

phrasal verb

  • 1Narrowly defeat a rival or opponent.

    ‘Portugal edged out Holland in the semi-final’
    ‘United edged out Rovers 4–2 on penalties’
    • ‘The Warriors gained on McMaster for second-place last Wednesday night, edging the Marauders 69-62.’
    • ‘He has plugged away and after edging Australian Quinten Hann in a marathon last-eight contest on Friday, was preparing himself to muscle up to the undoubted dark horse, Gray.’
    • ‘Louisburgh were edged out by Ballinrobe in the division 2 play-off and must face into another season in the lower division.’
    • ‘The Warriors won both games, blanking the Guelph Gryphons 3-0 and edging the Western Mustangs 3-1.’
    • ‘Before the contest, the Italians had prevailed in just two encounters, beating Scotland in Rome in 2000 and last year edging Wales 30-22 on home soil.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, the league continued with Clifton Ladies edging home 5-4 over York University Staff Club in Ladies Division One.’
    • ‘In the final game of the day, Kay scored three more, but MIM were edged out 7-6 in a thrilling victory for Grange.’
    • ‘City were edged out of the play-off places by the Swindon loss last week.’
    • ‘Wanderers are edged out 3-2 at Spurs after hot-shot Ricketts opens the scoring watched by Sven Goran-Eriksson.’
    • ‘For the second time this season at Spotland stadium Oldham were edged out by one point against fierce local rivals Rochdale Hornets.’
    • ‘Wigan proved there is life after Andy Farrell by edging arch-rivals St Helens in front of a record Super League crowd of 25,004 at the JJB Stadium.’
    • ‘Then they were edged out 3-2 by visitors Baildon Trinity.’
    • ‘Honourable mentions should also go to the French full-back Serge Blanco and American athlete Michael Johnson, who were edged out by Rives and Moses.’
    • ‘Eastman opened the Souris tourney Friday night edging the host Cougars 2-1 as Tyler Bram had both Eastman markers.’
    • ‘This week the Saints kept their perfect league record intact - barely - by edging the Sentinel Spartans 60-58.’
    • ‘They were edged out of a place in the quarterfinals in a close group as Milan and Real Madrid went through.’
    • ‘The pair raced bumper to bumper down the quarter-mile, but Hembey edged Pearson at the line, 10.91 to 10.92.’
    • ‘Little separated the sides on the day with Portlaoise just edging out the home side.’
    • ‘If, as seems more likely, they should win their home games, but lose in Dortmund, they could still be edged out of the play-offs by Iceland.’
  • 2Remove a person from an organization or role by indirect means.

    ‘she was edged out of the organization by the director’
    • ‘Boulianne took the gold, posting a time of 28.68 seconds and edging out Mains by.09 seconds.’
    • ‘Court Masterpiece, a nine-length winner at the course earlier in the season, just edged out Jack Sullivan in a tight finish.’
    • ‘Hambly was edged out in July 2002 and took the company to court to obtain his pay-off.’
    • ‘Ashley was the most popular name for girls, edging out Emily.’
    • ‘Of the meat selections, Malaysian pork chop edged out lamb and steak as a favorite.’
    • ‘Technology may yet edge out attitudes in any attempt to narrow the chasm when it comes to rural and urban needs and wants.’
    • ‘He used to be more important, but guys get edged out when the growing pains start.’
    • ‘The state party chairman announcing today she won the February five caucuses there, edging out Barack Obama by some 2,000 ballots.’
    • ‘The band definitely edges out all other commitments for the next few weeks, as the girls embark on their first big tour.’
    • ‘Our television drama, once considered to be the best in the world, has been edged out by trashy entertainment formats.’