1. verb /aʊtˈɡəʊ/
a) To go out, to set forth.

Valour hath his limits, as other vertues have: which if a man out-go, hee shall find himselfe in the traine of vice.

b) To go further; to exceed or surpass; go beyond.

What, shall we talk farther with him, or outgo him at present, and so leave him to think of what he hath heard already, and then stop again for him afterwards, and see if by degrees we can do any good to him?

2. noun /aʊtˈɡəʊ/
a) The act or process of going out.

Once again, after establishing an equally obvious fact, I succeeded in wringing from her the reluctant admission, "It depends," but she was so shattered by the bulk and force of this outgo, so fearful that in some way she had imperilled her life or reputation, so anxious concerning the effect that her unwilling testimony might have upon unborn generations, that she was of no real service the rest of the day.

b) A quantity of a substance or thing that has flowed out; an outflow.

The stately Votaress, with her towering funnels lost in the upper night, was running well inshore under a point, wrapped in a world-wide silence broken only by the placid outgo of her own vast breath, the soft rush of her torrential footsteps far below, and the answering rustle of the nearer shore.

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  • outgo — I. transitive verb Date: 1530 to go beyond ; outdo II. noun (plural outgoes) Date: circa 1640 1. something that goes out; specifically expenditure 2. a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • outgo — out go· || ‚aÊŠtgəʊ v. outdo something, do something to a greater degree; outdo someone n. outward flow, process of going out; that which goes out (especially money for expenditures) …   English contemporary dictionary

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