ruff, travel by, outdistance, outrun, pass, stand out, go around, outflank, lift out, study at excel, distance, scoop up, go by, go past, outshine, better, scale, overdo, top, outmatch, scoop out, scoop, take up, get over, pass by, overstep, big, go beyond, outgo, trump out, go one better
defeat (part of speech: verb)
defeat, win, beat, conquer, trump, overpower, predominate, humble, surmount, outplay, triumph, crush, overthrow, foil, capture, quell, overturn, subdue, subject, trounce, rout, master, vanquish, checkmate, overcome, whip
excel (part of speech: verb)
- Both Du Mont and Xavier realized that their only hope for clemency lay in their ability to aid the authorities in building up a clear case against Lapierre, and during the ten days of snow- trail that ended at Athabasca Landing each tried to outdo the other in explaining what he knew of the workings of Lapierre's intricate system. - "The Gun-Brand", James B. Hendryx.
- Which exploit the Megarians to outdo, Came to Aspasia's house, and took off two. - "Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans", Clough, Arthur Hugh.
- Then as the trees grow old they grow taller, each struggling to outdo its neighbors and get more light and air. - "Old Plymouth Trails", Winthrop Packard.