verb (used with object)
to exceed in value, importance, influence, etc.:
The advantages of the plan outweighed its defects.
to exceed in weight:
The champion will probably outweigh his opponent.
to be too heavy or burdensome for:
Collapse may follow if the load outweighs its supports.
to prevail over; overcome: his desire outweighed his discretion
to be more important or significant than
to be heavier than
1590s, from out (adv.) + weigh (v.). Related: Outweighed; outweighing.
[out-went] /ˌaʊtˈwɛnt/ verb 1. simple past tense of . [out-goh] /ˈaʊtˌgoʊ/ noun, plural outgoes. 1. the act or process of out: Her illness occasioned a tremendous outgo of affectionate concern. 2. money paid out; expenditure: a record of income and outgo. 3. something that out; outflow: The outgo of electrical energy had to be increased. […]
[wahyl] /waɪl/ noun 1. a trick, artifice, or stratagem meant to fool, trap, or entice; device. 2. wiles, artful or beguiling behavior. 3. deceitful cunning; trickery. verb (used with object), wiled, wiling. 4. to beguile, entice, or lure (usually followed by away, from, into, etc.): The music wiled him from his study. Verb phrases 5. […]
[out-wit] /ˌaʊtˈwɪt/ verb (used with object), outwitted, outwitting. 1. to get the better of by superior ingenuity or cleverness; outsmart: to outwit a dangerous opponent. 2. Archaic. to surpass in wisdom or knowledge. /ˌaʊtˈwɪt/ verb (transitive) -wits, -witting, -witted 1. to get the better of by cunning or ingenuity 2. (archaic) to be of greater […]
/ˌaʊtˈwɪθ/ preposition 1. (mainly Scot) outside; beyond