Meaning of outwork

out•work

Pronunciation: (v.out"wûrk'n.out'wûrk"), [key]
— v.t., n. -worked -wrought, -work•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to work harder, better, or faster than.
  2. to work out or carry on to a conclusion; finish: a problem to be outworked in after generations.
  3. to outdo in workmanship.
—n.
  1. a minor defense built or established outside the principal fortification limits.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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