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outfight \outfight\ v. t.

  1. to exceed in fighting; fight more competently; as, He outfought his challengers; the boxer outfought his opponent for eight rounds but lost the bout in the ninth on a knockout.

  2. to defeat in a battle; as, The French forces outfought the Germans.

    Syn: get the better of.


vb. To fight or battle better than.

  1. v. to fight better than; get the better of; "the Rangers outfought the Maple Leafs"; "The French forces outfought the Germans"

  2. [also: outfought]

Usage examples of "outfight".

Never mind that she could outdraw, outshoot, and probably outfight the guy, for all the difference in their sizes.

They are gentlemen of colour, Creoles, Quadroons and Mulattos, but Black Jack McGinty is a black Irishman who can outdrink anybody in the room and then outfight them afterwards.

I can outrun, outjump, outshoot, outbrag, outdrink and outfight any man on both sides of the Mississippi from Pittsburgh to New Orleans!

Light as this armament was in comparison with the smallest gunboat that ever sailed, it was sufficient for them to outfight as well as outfly the German monster airships.

He could outswear the sergeants, outmarch the Rifles and outfight any man in green or scarlet.

They were cheerfully confident that they would outmarch or outrun as well as outfight any soldiers coming after them.

He could outmarch, outrun, outjump and outfight any man in his cohort at any time of the day or night.

I passed every damn test they threw at me, I outfought, outshot, and outsmarted all the men at my level.

He had earned the name Running Bear as a warrior, for as a hunter he could outdistance, outfight, and outclimb even the most dangerous of bruins.

The gun lobby outspent, outorganized, outfought, and outdemagogued them.

Blade was sure he could outtalk, outfight, or if necessary outrun most human opponents.

Zeros to each Devastator and a Zero could outfight a Wildcat The TBDs at full throttle were making 120 knots, the Zeros flashed in and out at two and three times that speed during all the long minutes of the approach.

But the lugger's sailing master had recovered quickly enough, crammed on more canvas, expertly trimmed what was already on, and sped away at a good clip, knowing better than to try to outfight a full-armed ship of the battle line.

It was frustrating to watch the battle unfold, to know that the Americans were out-flying and outfighting his elite Naval Aviation men at every turn.

As a result, those humans who were armed were outfighting their opponents, and more and more humans were grabbing weapons.