Pronunciation: (out"shīn'), [key]
—v., -shone or shined, -shin•ing.
1. to surpass in shining; shine more brightly than.
2. to surpass in splendor, ability, achievement, excellence, etc.: a product that outshone all competitors; to outshine one's classmates.
to shine out or forth: a small light outshining in the darkness.
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