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Surpass in competition or comparison:‘they outrivalled the Spaniards in fanatical ferocity’
surpass, outshine, do better thanView synonyms
- ‘He has set up a kind of personality cult, which I think now outrivals Hitler or Stalin.’
- ‘Rather than being a ‘shining example of morality and good order,’ he noted, it often was the scene of ‘mad recklessness that outrivaled in lawlessness even the worst days of the early mining camps.’’
- ‘The dress is sewn with a garden of silk roses, outrivalled by the natural roses in her corsage and those fallen from it.’
- ‘But I'm so red in the face that I outrival a lobster, and the freshmen mistake my mortification for an admission of guilt.’
- ‘I have seen the Canadian and American Rockies, the Andes and the Alps and the Highlands of Scotland; but for simple beauty, Cape Breton outrivals them all.’
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