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transitive verboutdone, outdid
1(person/team) superar(person/team) ganarle a(achievement/result) mejorar(result/achievement) superarnot to be outdone, she bought an even bigger one — para no ser menos, se compró uno aún más grande
- Neighbouring towns Newport and Mulranny are not to be outdone as there are also cranes in operation in both towns.
- No one was going to be outdone in how they were going to do this, and it's just the nature of the market.
- It doesn't help that the big name cast try to outdo each other with their low-key performances.
- Not to be outdone, it has launched its own top performance range.
- Not to be outdone there is a growing number of women anglers taking up the sport which shows that angling is by no means a male preserve.
- A peak performer tries to outdo his last great performance every time he takes the field.
- But even he was outdone midway through the half when the home side passed up an outstanding chance.
- Not to be outdone the students of the National University of Ireland, Galway will have their say next week.
- But even they were outdone by the ice cream men, who produced the noisiest lobby I have ever heard.
- Not to be outdone by the girls, the men's senior sculler won two events.
- This week, however, it has truly outdone itself, with desirable vehicles to make the fattest of fat cats drool.
- Not one to be outdone, my mother in the adjacent room has met the sonic challenge with her power-tool drone.
- Not to be outdone, she's heading to Florida for a week at the end of the month before it gets too hot.
- Not to be outdone, Adams takes over drumming duties, grinning like a loon.
- She said the group had outdone themselves in their efforts to organise and collect gifts for this year's appeal.
- Not to be outdone, the girls followed this act with one of their own.
- Sprinkled with star performances and exotic themes, celebrity weddings are outdoing each other on extravagance.
- If you look at kids in elementary schools playing sports, the girls excel, often outdoing the boys.
- She's outdone her moonish friend, though the friend, the one with the eyes, will attract a better clutch.
- The scene was only outdone by the crowd's reaction at the final whistle.
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