watching Nadia outshine the other gymnasts was a thrill for viewers around the world

surpass, overshadow, eclipse, outclass, put in the shade, upstage, exceed, transcend, top, cap, beat, better; informal be a cut above, be head and shoulders above, run rings around

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  • Outshine — Out*shine , v. i. To shine forth. Bright, outshining beams. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Outshine — Out*shine , v. t. 1. To surpass in splendor, excellence, or achievement. [1913 Webster] A throne of royal state, which far Outshone the wealth of Ormus and of Ind. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To shine more brightly than. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • outshine — index overcome (surmount), surpass, transcend Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • outshine — (v.) 1590s, from OUT (Cf. out) + SHINE (Cf. shine) (v.). Figurative sense of to surpass in splendor or excellence is from 1610s. Related: Outshone; outshining …   Etymology dictionary

  • outshine — ► VERB (past and past part. outshone) 1) shine more brightly than. 2) be much better than …   English terms dictionary

  • outshine — [out΄shīn′] vt. outshone or outshined, outshining 1. to shine brighter or longer than (another) 2. to surpass; excel vi. to shine forth …   English World dictionary

  • outshine — [[t]a͟ʊtʃa͟ɪn[/t]] outshines, outshining, outshone VERB If you outshine someone at a particular activity, you are much better at it than they are. [V n] Jesse has begun to outshine me in sports. Syn: outclass …   English dictionary

  • outshine — UK [ˌaʊtˈʃaɪn] / US [aʊtˈʃaɪn] verb [transitive] Word forms outshine : present tense I/you/we/they outshine he/she/it outshines present participle outshining past tense outshone UK [ˌaʊtˈʃɒn] / US [aʊtˈʃoʊn] past participle outshone 1) to be much …   English dictionary

  • outshine — /owt shuyn /, v., outshone or shined, outshining. v.t. 1. to surpass in shining; shine more brightly than. 2. to surpass in splendor, ability, achievement, excellence, etc.: a product that outshone all competitors; to outshine one s classmates. v …   Universalium

  • outshine — [c]/aʊtˈʃaɪn/ (say owt shuyn) verb (outshone, outshining) –verb (t) 1. to surpass in shining. 2. to surpass in splendour, excellence, etc.: *in white, which she frequently wore to weddings because she knew that in it she could outshine most… …  

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