tr.v. out·did (-dĭd), out·done (-dŭn), out·do·ing, out·does (-dŭz)Idiom:
To do more or better than (another) in performance or action. See Synonyms at excel.
To do something exceptional or superb, especially in relation to past efforts: outdid himself in preparing dinner.
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